Design

The third-generation TT gains more aggression than its predecessor to reflect the model’s uprated performance. The TT Coupe roofline sweeps over to a retractable rear spoiler, LED rear lights and two exhaust pipes. An angular bonnet cuts across the top of the headlamps which perch above deep air intakes on either side of the bumper. The TT Roadster has a more forceful expression at the front which sets the tone of the rest of the exterior. Narrowed headlamps lead back to a neat fold which runs towards the short rear overhang. Here there are two circular exhaust ports, a typical high-performance detail. Standard-fit 18-inch alloys grow to 19-inch when you upgrade from Sport to S line.

Features

Both the TT Coupe and Roadster have developed since the family first launched, but both models have never lost their history. Distinctive sports car features such as the characteristic fuel filler cap reflect this. The classic TT Roadster features a soft top in either black or grey with excellent sound insulation and you can expect it to open and close electrically in around 10 seconds at speeds of 31.1mph. Heated front sports seats with integrated head restraints come as standard and the optional S line exterior packages underscores to the TT’s sporty character even more with features such as super front sports seats, S line badging on the front wing and a radiator grill in high gloss black.

Performance & Technology

Both the TT Coupe and TT Roadster are available with the choice of three petrol engines – 40TFSI S tronic, 45TFSI Manual and S tronic, and a 45TFSI quattro S tronic. Choose the quattro all-wheel drive or two-wheel drive to suit your preferred driving style. The high-powered engines range between 197PS to 245PS, offering more power than their predecessors, plus with a seven-gear S tronic, the lower gears now have a shorter ratio for better driving dynamics. Significant advancements have been made with the cabin technology to strengthen the sports car’s magnetism. One of the most important is the addition of the Audi Virtual Cockpit which comes as standard in both the Coupe and the Roadster. The system replaces the traditional instrument cluster with a digital display. The Audi Music Interface (AMI) widens your entertainment options. Use it to connect a smartphone or MP3 player to the audio system and control your choice of music. With Bluetooth ® mobile telephone links also available it is safe and straightforward to take calls on your way to any destination. If you need help to get to your destination, upgrade to the Vorsprung trim, where MMI Navigation is displayed within the Audi Virtual Cockpit.

Safety

The TT may be capable of high speeds, but its abundance of power is managed carefully by clever safety technology. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) slows the car without causing a skid, and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) helps it to remain sure-footed in difficult situations. Forward-thinking innovations play a part in the TT Roadster’s ability to shield you from harm. Passive protection is given by the roll-over bars and instantly deployable front airbags. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and the active technology it brings together have come to be expected in any modern Audi. However, you can partially or fully switch it off in the TT Roadster should you take the convertible onto the track.