After the coupe, now Audi has released the convertible version of the third-generation TT. The designers have re-interpreted the lines of this classic car and have molded the interior design and state-of-the-art technology into a unified whole. The soft top opens and closes in an astonishing 10 seconds while the roadster travels at up to 50 kilometers an hour. We test drove the TTS model, whose engine produces 228 kilowatts and a maximum of 380 Newton meters of torque.
The evolution of the TTS began more than 20 years ago. In the fall of 1994, Audi decided to build a compact roadster with a design based in geometry. That principle goes for the newest version, too. The TT has always sported a round fuel tank cap.
Our test driver Mathis Kurrat says the TT's platform is a VW standard. But that doesn't minimize its sportiness or responsiveness. The TT is a full-blooded roadster that reacts wonderfully to the steering and transmits great feedback from the road. And it's extremely torsion resistant.
Our model is equipped with the optional dual-clutch S-tronic transmission, but the TTS is also available with a 6-gear manual transmission. The 2-point-zero TFSI accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers an hour in 4-point-9 seconds. It has an electronically limited top speed of 250 kilometers an hour. In Germany, or test model would cost a minimum of 54,450 euros.