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2011 Audi TTS Roadster HD Review

Saturday, January 2011

Coming up with a styled car is getting harder and to do these days. Government safety, aerodynamics, and pesky that want to fit inside the shape. And after 100 years of them, most of the obvious have been taken.

Audi managed to forge a original with the TT, a design classic chic and future First released in the fall of generation two followed up in 2006. prefer the original groundbreaking others give the new sleeker the thumb’s up.

In the end it only counts people vote with checkbooks.

I have been the keys to a two-seat TTS Roadster also available as a 2+2 hardtop The extra S on the grille means performance in Audi-speak. If you are cross Nissan 370Z, Porsche and the BMW Z4 are the cars most likely to be on list.

Seattle in winter may not the time to test a convertible but sometimes you take ‘em when you get Really though, it has a roof, not like it’s made of and will melt in the rain. I see it as the perfect season for testing any flaws in the top will be uncovered I can’t remember the time had a convertible leak).

For one thing it’s faster get to that in a minute). S models get aggressive looks and the TT is no different. S front and rear plus in the seats are the obvious cues say you bought the hot version.

So are aluminum side mirrors. There’s front and rear fascias new 19-inch wheels all wrapped up in performance tires.

Providing the for the TTS is a direct-injected 2-liter turbocharged making 265 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of Standard TTs make 211 HP but the same of torque. With its 54 additional the S sprints from 0-60 in 4.9 vs.

5.3 (these are Audi’s performance The only transmission on any TT is a dual-clutch S tronic with blink-of-an-eye changes. Choose automatic or manually select your with the console lever or wheel paddles.

Recent storms have my favorite roads either or littered with tree and pine needles. I couldn’t ordered better conditions to quattro all-wheel drive, like the S tronic is standard on all As expected the car is completely buttoned

While quattro is terrific in wet and conditions, directing power to the that need it is also on dry pavement.

The temperature is hovering 40 degrees but the sun is shining so I’ve the top. Heated seats and acceleration provide a warm feeling. TTS drinks premium at a rate of 21 city, 29 highway.

Of it’s worse if you venture up the 155 mile per hour top speed.

structure is a steel and aluminum frame but it feels like formed from a single girder. This is rare for a there’s normally a bit of chassis when a bump is hit.

Do I have to say the TT handles well? it does. It’s highly and capable in the corners.

I still find the Porsche the gold standard in this when really pushed This is less of a issue in the world since few people around from car to car like I do and fewer drive performance near their limits. If you the design of the TT over the competition, that you’ll have a time if you should buy one.

A button changes the power boost and gives the exhaust extra snarl. The Audi ride suspension adjusts comfortable-but-sporty to racetrack stiff. I it in the comfort setting most of the and still had a good time the TTS around corners.

It’s to tell if the firm setting is

The insulated canvas top does work without drama in 12 It’s a powered one-button with no latches to fuss Audi says it can be closed driving if the speed is under 30 an hour. I didn’t find out until after I gave the car would have been fun to

With the roof closed the car is on the side for a soft top drop

When retracted, wind is very good at higher My hair rustles around the right amount with the windblocker raised. Check out the and you’ll see my friend and production Martin Campbell behind the

He’s a great sport around with the top down on a cold day but his close haircut is a bad aid. His barber shaves a lot than mine.

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The new TT also a rear spoiler that lifts at 75 MPH and retracts when you below 50. In case a clever law officer uses that to peg you for speeding, remind them the spoiler can also be manually by a switch on the dash.

Just Attractive Audi Interior

The TT has a sill so there is a slight bit of an to get in. Once inside though a nice space. White on black leather draped the interior provides a rich and atmosphere. All materials look and great.

Deeply bolstered S seats hug mom and the substantial steering wheel flat bottom is a joy to grasp There are plenty of small for storage and even a ski pass (interesting for a convertible). The Bose system sounds very

Gripes? Keyless ignition is Bluetooth is standard but iPod is a $70 option. Huh? Even Kia that in for free these

The MMI user interface is a bit trickier to use since it’s mounted on the panel (normally Audi it down on the console). Everyone who it believes it scrolls the wrong way choosing a radio station.

never a good sign I skip the flat bed and bring out a shopping cart of Kirkland Bath Tissue (the metric of professionals everywhere). no one expects minivan space in a roadster so three bundles of TP is respectable in this class. A 911 only holds one.

The of using a soft top is that it change the cargo space the roof is down.

Just so you know TT does not “twin turbo” or “Tom According to many internet it stands for Tourist Trophy a race course in the British of Man. Also, there’s a bit of through a sporty rear-engine car named the NSU Prinz 1200 TT.

buffs know NSU joined in 1969.

Prices start at 50 nearly $9,000 more a standard TT Roadster. At nearly 55 when loaded, the TTS doesn’t cheap. Just remember, the TT coupe with its very design starts at around But those with cash to and a vitamin D deficiency will appreciate the well-crafted interior carving up curvy roads on a day.

Audi makes a feel very good their decision. The TTS Roadster more than put wind in hair, it will put a grin on face.

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