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.
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.
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.