Audi released its brand new offering the TT RS during the 2016 Beijing Motor Show. It was available for the car lovers of the United Kingdom in the beginning. Later on, the German Carmakers released it in India by the end of 2017. Audi TT was the first model to get the Matrix OLED headlamps in the series. The automobile experts rightly adjudge this vehicle as a luxury sports car coming light on the budget. It became an iconic coupe within a very short time-span owing to its chick look and powerful TFSI dual injection engine.
The new Audi TT now looks more aggressive with sharp edges for its Matrix OLED headlamps offering better illumination and having the ability to detect traffic movements from a long range. When you switch them to low beam, it serves as active cornering lamps. The car also has a large hexagonal grille in the matte black finish and two massive air intakes below the headlamps. This sports car has a sloping roof with two doors making a statement of its own. You also get the TT logo in the rear ends along with a spoiler imparting sporty flair to the car. The tail lamps are also angular and glow from end to end on applying brakes.
The interiors of Audi TT comes with dark brown leather upholstery offering both a luxurious yet sports look at the same time. You also get leather wrapping on the steering wheel and gear shift knob and a black dashboard with brushed aluminium inserts. The stylish propeller-shaped AC vents come with all the necessary controls mounted in them. The dash comes with a TFT screen serving as a virtual cockpit with all the instrument clusters. In the front, you get bucket seats, and though there is a second row of seat in the rear end, there is very less leg and headroom available. The boot space with 280 Litres is also small compared to other coupes.
The sports car comes with a 2.0-Litre turbocharged engine having direct fuel injection, and indirect intercooling. It churns out a maximum power of 227 bhp@4500-6200 rpm and a peak torque of 370 Nm@1600-4300 rpm. Though TT engine does not matches the power of other premium sports car, the Quattro all-wheel-drive system suffices for the deficiency. It has good acceleration and can reach 100kmph in 5.3 seconds. The engine remains mated out to a six-speed dual-clutch S-Tronic gearbox which works pretty well for the car.
You can own the Audi TT by investing INR 65.43 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). BMW Z4 and the Porsche Cayman are the fiercest competitors of this sports car.
There are several advantages of riding Audi TT. • The car has an impressive exterior with sharp headlamps, flared fenders, and gently-sloped rear window. • Audi TT comes with a punchy engine and Quattro AWD system scaling 0-100 Kmph in just 5.3 seconds. • The Magnetic Sports Suspension offers excellent control and a comfortable ride to the car.
There are some disadvantages as well in Audi TT.
• It is basically a two-seater car as there is no room other than small children in the rear seats. • The boot space of merely 280 Litres is insufficient for the luggage.
Finally, we can say Audi TT is an excellent car for the premium sports car lovers with a limited budget. It is worth considering if there are only two riders in your family.