Audi's TT sports car was redesigned for 2008; it's still a head-turning design despite the influx of other, outlandishly styled models. The TT uses Audi's Aluminum Space Frame technology and is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The TT competes with the BMW Z4 and Nissan 370Z. A high-performance TTS version is also available.
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New for 2010
The base front-drive model is gone, as are the 3.2-liter V-6 engine and six-speed manual transmission.
The TT sports Audi's trapezoidal grille, which splits the front bumper. The slit-like headlights and lower grille styling lend the TT a sinister appearance. The TT's body is 69 percent aluminum and 31 percent steel, with the steel pieces located at the back of the car for optimal weight distribution.
- Power-retractable rear spoiler deploys at 75 mph
- Wheels available in 18- and 19-inch sizes
The TT coupe has front bucket seats and a small rear seat. The large rear hatch opens to a cargo space that Audi says can carry two golf bags. The TT roadster is a two-seater.
Drivers face two large, round gauges behind a flat-bottom, multifunction steering wheel. There are metal pedals, and the interior vents are trimmed in aluminum.
- Automatic climate control standard
- CD stereo with an MP3 jack standard
- Navigation system available
Under the Hood
The TT's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine makes 200 horsepower and 207 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that Audi dubs S tronic is standard.
- Quattro all-wheel drive standard
- Standard hill-hold assist
Standard features include:
The TTS is Audi's high-performance version of the TT. Available in roadster and coupe versions, both with all-wheel drive, the TTS is powered by a 265-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 258 pounds-feet of torque. The only transmission available is a six-speed dual-clutch automatic. Aside from the hot-rodder powertrain, the TTS also gets a magnetic adaptive suspension with Sport and normal suspension settings.
The TTS features unique bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights. There's also a larger lower air intake up front, lower rocker panels on the sides, a rear diffuser and quad exhaust pipes out back.
- Available 18- or 19-inch wheels
- Standard leather upholstery
- Standard aluminum interior accents and race-inspired front bucket seats
- Standard paddle shifters
- Available heated seats
- Optional Bose audio system Back to top