Audi TT Roadster quattro (2001)

21 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Audi TT Roadster quattro (2001)
Audi TT

Roadster quattro

by John Heilig

I must I am one of the many people who loves the of the Audi TT. Constant readers may I compared the coupe version to the old Ghia, saying the TT holds a position relative to the New Beetle.

Now has come out with a Roadster of the popular TT, and it’s a winner. Our was the fully loaded 225 hp version quattro four-wheel drive. It had one of the Roadster’s best features–catcher’s seats.

Now Buick advertises its seats hold you like a mitt, and they are comfortable. But the TT‘s leather seats have the lacing to match; lacing that looks as if it was right off a baseball glove. For of whose youth was consumed by it’s a great touch.

But the Audi TT Roadster is far more just a seat that like a catcher’s mitt. performance, it’s style and surprising utility. Let me explain.

it has the uprated version of the 1.8-liter engine that delivers This is almost too much for the TT, which is a light car at 3472 With this engine, mph times drop to 6.7 seconds and the mile can be reached in 14.6

That’s impressive performance.

Our had a six-speed manual gearbox, also qualified it as a performance This is a nice gearbox close ratios, so you can shift to your heart’s content and fun with it.

We took the TT Roadster on a to our daughter’s in Virginia. This was not a choice because of the limited capacity. The Coupe only has 8.7 feet of luggage capacity; the because of space needed for the is down to 6.4 cubic feet.

But if you pack intelligently, and use soft-sided you can store a lot of gear in the Roadster. We kept the top up, which gave us more room. It was sort of the challenge we had in our old MGA, trying to for a weekend in a car that had even luggage space.

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The TT Roadster’s top can be in a single-stage process and is stowed the seats. This is great area when the top is up. The large window of the Roadster is heated to fogging and any ice.

With the top down, turbulence is by an electrically retractable glass that is shaped to follow the of two rollover bars mounted the seats. These aluminum bars are an integral part of the body structure and contribute to its The bars, combined with a windshield frame give to the car in the event of a rollover.

The TT evolved a concept car, and, to the of the designers, it has retained many of the concept in the production model. Too what makes a concept car is lost in the conversion to production. For to adjust the heating level, all you to do is press in the rotary knobs on the which are marked with a of illuminated dots, until pop out again.

As the knob is turned to very the output, the illuminated dots go on or off in

Other cockpit details attention to detail — the steering wheel with its mitt stitching, dashboard with matte surrounds, and stainless steel support for the pedal are all TT specific designs.

I in love with the TT Coupe it was first introduced. I thought it was a car design that was enough everything else on the road to not give it individuality, but panache as Other cars have but I, for one, don’t like overall design.

The TT Roadster retains the great of the Coupe, but in a slightly sportier While the Roadster may be less than the Coupe (which, face it, isn’t that in its own right), it’s still a to drive and be seen in. What example of what a sports car be.

The TT isn’t for one-car families. So why it have to be practical?

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