Audi’s TT Roadster Final Edition bids farewell with an exclusive Goodwood Green design, limited to just 50 units in the U.S.
As the automotive industry ushers in an era of electric powertrains and autonomous technology, there’s something bittersweet about bidding adieu to a classic. Audi’s TT Roadster Final Edition is exactly that—a parting homage to a vehicle that not only redefined Audi’s design language but also captured the essence of open-top driving.
The 2023 Audi TT Roadster Final Edition is a celebration, a retrospective, and a finale all in one. It stands out with its Audi exclusive Goodwood Green pearl effect—a hue that pays respect to the original color options available with the first-gen TT Roadster. This distinct shade accentuates the TT’s timeless design, promising to turn heads and stir the souls of both auto aficionados and casual onlookers.
Under the hood, the TT Roadster houses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Teamed with a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel drive, it sprints from 0-60 mph in a brisk 5.5 seconds. The performance is further sharpened by 20-inch 10-Y-spoke design forged wheels and an Audi magnetic ride suspension that promises agility and precision on any road.
This special model isn’t just stylish and nostalgic, but it’s also luxurious. The interior, draped in Palomino Brown leather with exclusive stitching, evokes the craftsmanship of the past while promising comfort that is very much of the present. Audi extends this luxury to even the smallest details, such as the exclusive floor mats and carbon fiber inlays that echo the TT’s sporty DNA.
The S sport seats with neck-level heating ensure comfort when cruising with the top down on those crisp mornings. And speaking of the convertible top, it’s not just any top. This one’s finished in a refined gray, capable of operating at speeds up to 31 mph, taking mere 10 seconds to retract. It’s these thoughtful touches that celebrate the TT’s legacy as a trendsetter.
What began in 1998 as a bold statement with the TT Coupe, quickly expanding to a Roadster variant the following year, the TT series has been much more than just cars. They have been emblematic of Audi’s commitment to pioneering design and technology, from introducing the electronically deployable rear spoiler to the revolutionary Audi virtual cockpit. But all good things come to an end. With the TT Roadster Final Edition, Audi closes the chapter on this icon with only 50 units destined for U.S. showrooms, priced at $67,800, excluding destination charges. It’s transcends being just a car; it’s a collectible, a memory, a piece of history. As the Audi TT takes its final bow, this exclusive Final Edition stands as a fitting tribute to a car that, for many, was far more than just a mode of transport. It was, and for these lucky 50 owners, will continue to be, a symbol of the joy and freedom that only a roadster of this caliber can offer.
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