In one of many upcoming redesigns for Audi’s products, the new TT Coupe is a beauty. The third generation model promises to be sharper and faster than its predecessors, but retain the original 1990s feel that drivers enjoyed so much.

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Audi told reporters they were aiming for a “mini R8” (one of their most popular luxury sportscars) and you can definitely see the resemblance. The TT is a true luxury sports coupe and the performance numbers are pretty good too. You can thank Audi’s TFSI four-cylinder turbocharged engine, controlled by a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, for that.

The TT achieves 220bhp – or 292bhp if you opt for the TTS –and 258lb-ft of torque. Reaching a top speed of 130mph and making the 0-60mph sprint in 5.3 seconds. Test drivers have all commented on how great the TT grips the road and glides round bends, but have admitted they would’ve preferred a few more horses.

The two-door, four-passenger model drives brilliantly but it’s the front passengers who get the most out of the model. Sadly the rear is rather compact, so anyone other than a small child would struggle with comfort and space. Standard equipment includes aspects like all-digital readout, a thicker steering wheel for better grip, and virtual cockpit with touchpad/dial.

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Optional extras include: drive select (standard on the TTs), Ban & Olufsen premium sound system, S sport seat package, 19-inch aluminium wheels, and a technology package – all at additional costs.

Base prices for the TT start at £27,150 and the TTS begins at £39,245.

 

 

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