Audi might not always have the best ideas for car exteriors, hence why we joke about its huge grilles, nearly indistinguishable sedans and sometimes downright frightful designs. But with interiors, somebody at Audi gets a lot of things right, and it takes one look at the Audi TT 20th Anniversary Edition to remember that.
Audi announced the special edition of the TT on Tuesday, and while the exterior is, overall, about as unique as a playing card in a face-down deck, the interior is truly stunning—kind of like the rest of Audi’s cars, where the outsides might be bland but the insides are full of color choices and diamond stitching.
The 228-horsepower, turbocharged 20th Anniversary car, of course, celebrates 20 years of the two-seater TT, and production of the coupes and roadsters will be limited in the U.S. and globally. The car comes with an exterior color choice of gray, or, exclusive to U.S. buyers, another shade of gray, and a “Moccasin Brown” leather interior. The brown interior has yellow contrast stitching, which sounds atrocious on paper but actually looks quite lovely in practice.
Perhaps yellow and brown are the new black. You go ahead and try that one out first, though, and let the rest of us know how it goes.
Anyway, Audi said those colors are a “nod to the original TT,” but as everyone already knew, the transmission won’t honor every former TT—despite a shifter design that would look oh, so lovely with an H-pattern etched into the top, the anniversary car will only come with Audi’s seven-speed dual clutch.
Forget about it, though. The 20th Anniversary car will be adorned with “TT 20 Years” and “20 Years of TT” badges all over, reminding the driver of just how special they are to be driving it. That exclusivity all comes at the low, low price of $52,900 plus destination fees for the coupe and $56,800 plus destination for the roadster model, and Audi said the car is now available in U.S. showrooms.
But if dealerships want to get people’s attention, they better drop the top on these cars—at least, the ones they can drop—because the inside is where the real beauty is at with this one.