Audi TT RS Iconic Edition review: The end of an era!

The time has come for Mat to say goodbye to the TT RS!

He's got his hands on the new Edition – a limited-edition TT which is the last one will ever produce! The question is, does this last-ever TT RS do its predecessors justice ?!

Well when it concerns the design, there are a couple of noteworthy modifications. Beginning around the back the Iconic Edition comes equipped with a big carbon fiber spoiler which is mounted to the cars and truck with a swan neck design. The rear diffuser has also become more noticable and has actually had carbon added to it. Around the side, there are prolonged side skirts, and at the front, there's a prolonged splitter, more additional carbon, and matrix LED headlights now come as basic.

So there are a number of significant additions to the outdoors, but it's a different story on the within! The TT RS Iconic Edition features the RS styling pack, although whereas this would typically result in the inclusion of red stitching throughout the vehicle, in this instance it's coloured yellow … Which's it! Otherwise, the interior is simply the same as a regular TT RS.

Regrettably, there aren't any changes to be found under the bonnet either! Lift up the hood and you'll discover the very same 2.5-litre 5-cylinder turbo as in a routine TT RS, with the power output also remaining the very same, at 400hp and 480Nm. In regards to the chassis, it has actually been lowered slightly and comes geared up with stiffer suspension, however otherwise, the automobile practically matches the routine edition.

So there are a few modifications, but nothing huge. So that asks the concern – is it truly worth the eye-watering ₤ 87,650 price tag?! And bear in mind, that's ₤ 27,000 more than a routine TT RS! You'll require to stick to Mat and see on your own!

00:00 Intro
00:47 Engine
01:44 0-60mph
02:04 Brakes & Brake Test
02:47 Chassis
03:25 Country Road Driving
05:51 Price
06:12 Design
07:14 interior
08:25 Back seats & Boot
09:04 5 Annoying Things
10:17 5 Cool Things
11:14 Town Driving
14:37 Freeway Driving
15:38 Decision

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69 responses to “Audi TT RS Iconic Edition review: The end of an era!”

  1. carwow Avatar

    Drop an f in the chat to pay your respects to the Audi TT

    1. Pushpita Rahman Avatar
      Pushpita Rahman


    2. D Avatar

      No 😊

    3. Rishi Singh Avatar
      Rishi Singh


    4. AdwikTRM Avatar


    5. Mirza Safwan Avatar
      Mirza Safwan


  2. AG CoD Avatar
    AG CoD

    Give an F for respect to Audi TT 😓
    This is gonna be a hidden gem.

    1. Andrew Watson Avatar
      Andrew Watson

      No it’s a rip off price wise for nothing much done

    2. Fábio Ribeiro Avatar
      Fábio Ribeiro

      What hidden gem, they corner as bad as the golf it’s based on. 🤷‍♂️

    3. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Fábio Ribeiro yep. It sometimes also handled worse than even CHEVROLET SSR Truck!

    4. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Andrew Watson yep.

    5. Rocavelli Johnson Avatar
      Rocavelli Johnson

      coilovers, front control arms and sway bar will fix that problem completely. if you drive your cars with no handling mods, that’s your own fault.

  3. E X P Avatar
    E X P

    Still my favorite interior of any modern car. Using the vents to integrate physical dials for climate control is just so inspired. A usability and design dream that should be replicated more.

    1. chargedbystars Avatar

      totally agree. Where did we end up from there? Touchy feely screenies all around and just haptic and visual nightmares.

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @chargedbystars agree.

    3. PatriotPigeon Avatar

      That feature with the vents has been a classic feature of the Camaro for ages, btw. I think a few other cars have used it, and it is awesome, agreed.


      Newest Cadillac Escalade is better

    5. rmp5s Avatar

      ​@PatriotPigeonBeat me to it.

  4. Vlad S. Avatar
    Vlad S.

    The TT Would be one of the sickest cars if it had a panoramic roof.

    1. Vladislav Dimitrov Avatar
      Vladislav Dimitrov


    2. Jordan Moore Avatar
      Jordan Moore

      its too small

    3. kk 21 Avatar
      kk 21

      @Vladislav Dimitrov a panoramic roof is a must🤷🏻‍♂️

    4. Afkir Jassim Avatar
      Afkir Jassim

      carbon roof is better

    5. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Afkir Jassim carbon roof and hoods?

  5. Øyvind Nordgård Avatar
    Øyvind Nordgård

    I dont think I ever will sell my RS. Such an incredible machine!

    1. 1k_Shotz Avatar


    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yep. Audi TT RS also looked like Audi TT-R DTM at the front. Gorgeous.

    3. Mike Avatar

      Worst decision I ever made was to sell my nardo rs, still haunts me to this day

    4. Ren仁 Avatar

      ​@1k_Shotz ?

    5. Alex Rosario Avatar
      Alex Rosario


  6. DaLaaNi Bombina Avatar
    DaLaaNi Bombina

    Back in college i had always wanted one of these. I have a superior vehicle now, but these still hold a special place for me.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Thats fortunate.

  7. Beardchanics Garage Avatar
    Beardchanics Garage

    Such a shame considering the impact the first one had. Would have been nice to finish strong too!

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      TT ICONIC EDITION 2023 for me is far worse than even 1999 Audi TT!

  8. Vagabond Avatar

    When this generation came out I was looking forward to buying one….until Audi got rid of the manual. 😢 What I love about the TT is that it reminds me of the old 911’s with its size and rear seats…unusable but convenient and iconic.

    1. ᴛᴇxᴛ ᴍᴇ ᴏɴ ᴛᴇʟᴇɢʀᴀᴍ👉carwow_page0 Avatar
      ᴛᴇxᴛ ᴍᴇ ᴏɴ ᴛᴇʟᴇɢʀᴀᴍ👉carwow_page0

      ☝️ᴄᴏɴɢʀᴀᴛᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴꜱ ʏᴏᴜ ᴡᴏɴ ᴀ ᴘʀɪᴢᴇ ᴛᴇxᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀʙᴏᴠᴇ ᴛᴇʟᴇɢʀᴀᴍ ɪᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴄʟᴀɪᴍ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴘʀɪᴢᴇ☝️🎁🎉🔝

    2. Riga Style Avatar
      Riga Style

      A very, very long time ago they compared the first TTs with Porsche

  9. S-T-E-V-E Avatar

    I always loved the TT, it’s such an under rated car, the ‘Hairdresser’ label was unwarranted! I remember the launch of the Original and what an impact it had!

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      The 1999 and 2007 Audi TTs are far more underrated than this TT ICONIC EDITION.

    2. Joe Beaudette Avatar
      Joe Beaudette

      I agree i absolutely love the TT, especially the original with the baseball glove stitching. However it was quite overshadowed by the 350Z when it came out.

    3. Gareth Willmott Avatar
      Gareth Willmott

      Lol my dad had one back in 2001, the 225hp with the dual tailpipes (he always had to point this out) He would hate it when women would come up to him at Gas stations and tell him how cute it was 😂😂😂 It’s amazing how much attention that thing would get. I was only 11 at the time but vividly remember people constantly coming up and chatting to him about it.

    4. S-T-E-V-E Avatar

      @Gareth Willmott I mean some great cars were branded as ‘Hairdresser Cars’ back then! The MR2, The MX-5, The XR3i, The Puma, the SLK, the Z3!

  10. Sullen Snake Avatar
    Sullen Snake

    I think to pay respects you should do a every Audi TT generation drag race

  11. Kieran Avatar

    Small thing, the TT does have lane keeping assist. You activate it with a small button on the end of the indicator stalk.

    1. Becca Grace Avatar
      Becca Grace

      This one doesn’t appear to have it specced.
      Seems to be a rare option on these and the RS3, well especially in our market. Likewise with adaptive cruise.

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Becca Grace Audi RS3 imo costed $5.000 more than this Audi TT RS ICONIC EDITION.

    3. Draggy654 Avatar

      Lane keep assist is the worst damn invention i hate it

    4. 1Dustin Avatar

      @Becca Grace I think it’s standard across most TT’s. It’s just included in the unit where the rear view mirror is.

    5. Plup Avatar

      @Draggy654 how is it the worst damn invention? because you can’t afford it?

  12. Matt Luxton Avatar
    Matt Luxton

    Nearly 28 grand more than a regular RS!? Insane!

  13. Dominique Schwager Avatar
    Dominique Schwager

    man I love the TT RS. Drove a 2018 pre OPF for 3 years. Absolutely stunning car. Interieur is among the best interieurs I have ever seen. The engine is just mental.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Me too love this TT RS.

    2. Stefan Avatar

      The 5 cylinder without OPF is just insane. I’m a BMW guy and own a M2. I love the M2 and would never trade it – but the 5 cylinder sound is just crazy. With OPFs not so much 🙁

  14. Jeferson Klein Avatar
    Jeferson Klein

    I think people will pay the extra for the chance it’s going to worth more in the future. We are at a point where everything we love about cars is slowly being taken from us, and nobody can predict how much the last edition of these classics is going to worth when everything is electric. Nostalgia is going to be strong.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Now thats cool.

    2. Martin Donohue Avatar
      Martin Donohue

      Totally agree

    3. داود Avatar

      The fact is that this offers literally no performance benefit over the standard TTRS. Can’t wait to see all the suckers that spend 27000 extra dollars and justify it by saying ‘its the final edition bro’

    4. xemlover97 Avatar

      And then they’ll be laughing at you when it’s doubled in price in 10 years

    5. داود Avatar

      ​@xemlover97 There’s cars that will double in value because of their rarity. However, these cars have exceptional qualities of one thing or another. The TTRS just isn’t special enough… has a compromised AWD system, and basically just a body kit for the final edition. The beauty in these cars was there relatively easy accessibility and takes mods and power very well. I mean, the final edition doesn’t even make more power….

  15. Tom Hardie Avatar
    Tom Hardie

    Audi are really going out with a bang for the TT and R8. Such iconic cars

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      TT 2007 and 2008 Audi R8 are basically still amazing than this 2023 AUDI TT ICONIC EDITION.

    2. Tom Hardie Avatar
      Tom Hardie

      Yep I’m sure you’re right. After watching the vid I have to say I’m quite disappointed with this final variant. Still looks the part though

  16. bryan Avatar

    It was all going so well until mat dropped the price
    £27’000 more than the standard ttrs is nuts.

  17. Brandon Pitre Avatar
    Brandon Pitre

    As a Gen 3 TT owner, I’m proud of this lil TTRS in its prom dress. Such a unique car

  18. Clartaholic Avatar

    This engine is a monster, need to just keep this as the only one and put it in everything

  19. Maria: Come Fast To Get Into My Body Avatar
    Maria: Come Fast To Get Into My Body

    Why cars manufacturers are destroying everything iconic these days

    1. Carlos Oliveira Avatar
      Carlos Oliveira

      Because of the electric cars 😂😂😂

    2. Milind Dixit Avatar
      Milind Dixit

      Why do bots think they can copy top comments and that nobody will notice.

  20. BeatsDown Avatar

    I have the standard TT S-Line Quattro and it’s perfect for me. Will beat most things off the line, if you’re into that, a great daily, still gets people wanting to look at it, and the interior – despite being 8 years old now – still looks as good and functional as brand new cars.

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