Final Edition

Audi Australia celebrates 25 years of the iconic TT with a final limited edition release.

It was an international game-changer when it first appeared, now Audi Australia celebrates the end of production for the iconic TT with a limited edition model – the Audi 45 TFSI quattro Final Edition.

Mark Bean (Australian images), Audi Tradition (international images)

12 December, 2023

The Final Edition is a fitting way to farewell this automotive icon

The origins of the first Audi TT are still very much in evidence in this, the third generation of the brand’s iconic sportscar. This particular model represents the end of production for the Australian market and as such, Audi Australia is celebrating the success of the TT with this strictly limited edition release.

The TT 45 TFSI quattro Final Edition ($88,479*) represents ‘a fitting way to farewell this automotive icon’ says Audi Australia Director, Jeff Mannering.

“It has all of the style of the original at its core, coupled with impressive performance and a high level of specification as befits this limited edition release,” he says.

Indeed this Final Edition TT offers the perfect blend of performance and style that have made the TT such a favourite of fans and critics alike over its quarter century of production.

As the name suggests, this strictly limited edition model uses the TT 45 TFSI quattro as its base, adding numerous style elements inside and out to set it apart. Its styling is unmistakably Audi TT albeit having gone through three generations of evolution since its first appearance. The front Singeframe grilled has changed markedly over that time,  and is now wider and lower, flanked as it is by large air intakes and LED headlights, while touches like the original motorsport-inspired fuel-cap have been retained.

With its S line Competition Plus exterior package, the Final Edition is more muscular than the model on which it is based. The package includes a fixed fixed rear wing which has been finished in gloss black, in keeping with the black exterior styling package which also includes the Audi rings on the front and rear, the auto-folding electric wing mirrors and the exhaust tips, rear diffuser and side trim in black. 

The large, 19-inch Audi Sport rims with their five-arm polygon design, are also finished in gloss anthracite black and show off the large brake callipers in red. These striking wheels can be replaced with optional 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels in a 10-Y-spoke design also finished in gloss black.

These black highlights – which include the Audi rings on the lower side sills – contrast perfectly with each of the four body colours available – Turbo blue, Glacier white metallic, Chronos grey metallic and Tango red metallic.

Inside, the TT Final Edition likewise celebrates the clean, paired back interior made famous in the original, with the circular air-conditioning vents reminiscent of jet engines and the overall design that reminiscent of a cockpit. This models features a multi-function, flat-bottom steering wheel complete with marker at 12 o’clock and electric S sport front seats finished in fine Nappa leather with contrasting stitching and S embossing as well as electric lumbar and side bolsters. 

Customers can choose between black with Ara blue stitching or black with Express red stitching (the latter only available with slate grey interiors), while the leather package also extends to the armrests, door handles and the centre console. In keeping with the original minimalistic layout, the design is purposeful yet elegant, with subtle brushed aluminium highlights used to outstanding effect.

Onboard technology, infotainment and of course safety are all cutting-edge and tailored to the TT cabin layout, from the Audi MMI navigation integrated into the virtual cockpit, to the extensive driver assistance and safety systems.

Inside, the TT Final Edition likewise celebrates the clean, paired back interior made famous in the original

A true sportscar, the TT Final Edition hits 100km/h in 5.1 seconds from rest, on the way to a top speed of 250km/h

Of course the Audi TT, which was named after the famous TT (Tourist Trophy) race on the Isle of Mann, was conceived as a pure sportscar and the Final Edition carries that torch admirably. With its 2.0-litre TFSI powerplant producing 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque between 1600 and 4300rpm, it hits 100km/h from standstill in just 5.1 seconds on the way to a governed top speed of 250km/h.

With its fast-changing seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive, as well as electromechanical progressive steering with speed-dependent power assistance, handling and road holding are exemplary. This Final Edition perfectly blends the elements that made the original model such a groundbreaking success with contemporary technology, performance and interpretation of that classic style.

An instant classic from the moment it was revealed, 25 years after the fact, the TT remains one of the brand’s most recognisable and celebrated models, with the Final Edition TT representing a fitting tribute to this automotive game-changer. 

Numbers for the Audi TT Final Edition are strictly limited and are available now from Audi dealers. 

The last Audi TT

The story is a well known one and has become part of Audi’s rich history. A design study that first stole the show at the 1995 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) and then three years later became a series production model that effectively changed the way Audi was seen from a design perspective.

The Audi TT was hailed around the world as a design icon and over the course of the past 25 years has gone on to cement its place in automotive lore with a succession of production model variants and race cars. 

Now the final Audi TT – a TTS model – has rolled off the production line at Audi’s Győr factory in Hungary marking the end of an era. More than 650,000 Audi TTs were produced (662,762 units) between 1998 and this year at the Győr facility.

Fittingly, this particular car will now become the property of Audi Tradition and become yet another treasure in Audi Tradition’s collection at the brand’s headquarters in Ingolstadt.

Between 1998 and this year, 662,762 Audi TT models rolled off the production line in Győr, Hungary