The Audi TT is known to be a premium sports car that has been introduced by Audi at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. This car has been presented by the manufacturer in a highly elegant outfit that comprises of Iconic grille along with the badge of the company at the centre, with headlamps having LED day-time lights, muscular hood, alloy wheels with disc brakes, premium fog lights, contemporary head lamps and extended rear spoilers. This car comes with power train of Quattro. TT for Audi, is described to be an iconic design and this fact is something that simply cannot be denied. Moreover, it does boast of having distinctive styling on road. It is said to be in the second generation and the Indian market avails the 2.0 liter version. One can also find sports version that derives more power and more track that is much ready than coupe. TT is not only termed to be beautiful skin deep, but also much more than that. It comes in the following version with 1 transmission, 1 engine and 1 fuel option. The Audi TT coupe has been upgraded by its manufacturers to have that stunning look and approach from every angles. One should thank to the precise and intelligent modifications both on the interiors and exteriors of it. Also, the model has been smartly packaged to have an authoritative front fascia along with headlamps that are very sharply designed, having turn indicators right below them. Also, there are present the fog lamps that are chrome rounded. Audi grille does look quite neat and either side of the air dams do have vertical slats. This four seat, two door, TT coupe is considered to be quite familiar with the commanding side profiles along with the pronounced wheel arches. Rear of the coupe does give the owner a feel of a real sports car having boxy, but sleek tail lamps, including twin exhausts that are chrome lined.
The Audi TT is said to derive its name from NSU motor racing tradition that exists in British Isle of Man-TT (Tourist Trophy). NSU is said to be competing in TT from 1911 and then merged with the company that is presently called Audi. Audi TT follows NSI 1200 TT, TTS and 1000 TT cars of 1960s and takes the names from their race. This name TT also is attributed to a well known phrase, which is “Tradition and Technology”.
Outside impressions of Audi TT
It is a well known fact that the car’s exterior does play an important role to attract potential buyers to choose it. This coupe, Audi TT has been given that exquisite look that can mesmerize and compel the buyer to select it. The fuel efficiency of the car including its interiors is looked mostly, but the outer appearance is the one that helps the owner to win praise from the others. These days, people are very much interested to own cars that can create a good impression as soon as it is out in the streets. On such a scale, the Audi TT can be considered to be a car that does score very high. There is lot of choices for the individual to make when it comes to choosing color of the car. One can find five dazzling colors that include Ibis White, Brilliant Red, Solar Orange, Phantom Black and Solar Orange.
Audi TT Coupe tends to combine luxury of the sedan along with functionality of a coupe. Having a very low roofline, this coupe does feature short front along with rear overhang. It does add a sporty elegance to it. Besides this, there is present a prominent flared wheel arch that further adds to the vehicle’s dynamic stance. The exterior does have some change over its previous standard model. It boasts of having the TTS body styling along with a redesigned front, larger air intakes, a redesigned rear bumper, four exhaust tailpipes and side sill extensions. The car has been given a glossy finish that does make the rear profile to appear quite stylish. Overall, this is a car that has been touted to win the hearts of those who would like to possess a sporty version of a car like Audi and love going for long rides.
Inside the cabin of Audi TT
It is without doubt that the car’s interior is much more glamorous than that of its exterior. It can be said that even after spending a long time inside the Audi TT, the person would have a feeling to drive more and do not get bored at all. This is simply because of the sheer coziness and comfort in driving that it provides. The interiors are very much contemporary and it would be real tough for the person to take his eyes off it. Moreover, the interiors have been given a stunning design, one that should be physically seen to be enjoyed. It boasts of having bucket seats in the front that offers plenty of lumbar support and comfort. Everything has been put together in a nice manner, for providing optimum convenience and comfort to the passengers.
The Audi TT Coupe does have plush interiors and they are neatly appointed. Cabin here has been characterized by sports seats present in the front that are leather trimmed and have foldable seats created at the rear side. The folding seats being ergonomically designed and present at the car’s rear side does provide maximum comfort to the occupants. Also, the occupants of the rear seat do enjoy comfort of equal level like that of the front seat having head room and ample leg room space. Seats are positioned at lower level having effective lateral support which could be adjusted according to the convenience of the individual. The cabin also has a luggage compartment that has extra boot space. Seats are upholstered with the finest nappa leather that is durable and trendy looking. The instrument panel does feature an audio system that provides clear sound and has radio symphony having six disc CD changer. Also, it has driver information system. It is said that this car has been manufactured by using the latest technology for producing the ultimate driving pleasure. At the same time, it is very much dynamic from outside, and luxurious and roomy from the inside. Being a 4 seater coupe, it does come with every safety equipment which can offer all round protection to its occupants. In short, it is truly one of the fascinating cars that is a must have for car lovers.
Power mill under the hood
This petrol driven Audi TT does offer mind blowing speed. Engine is quite powerful and surprisingly agile. Under its hood is known to lie, a highly powerful Quattro engine of 3.2L that generates power of about 250 PS@ 6300 RPM, having peak torque of around 320Nm @ 2500RPM. It is said that the car has a fabulous acceleration from 0 to around 100 km/her in just 5.7 seconds. It promises in delivering top speed with 250 km/h.
Also, the engine has been linked to automatic transmission of six gears, providing comfort and convenience to the passengers. Furthermore, it offers 2.0 TFSI engine, which generates about 211 PS of top power and belts out at peak torque of around 350 Nm. It does come with S-tronic transmission. The trademark and famous Audi Quattro trademark, all-wheel drive mechanism has been built in it. In summary, the specifications include engines that are of 1984 cc, petrol variant, 208 bhp @ 4300RPM. The gearboxes of Audi TT are automatic, AWD and of 6 speed.
Performance on Road
The first thing that you will notice about this sports coupe is that it has a leech like grip on the roads no matter how different the road surfaces are, thanks to the Quattro system. The suspension system of this Audi TT is finely tuned, with Mac Pherson strut having low wishbones in front along with 4 link suspension along with separate shock/spring absorber arrangement present in the rear that works in combination for absorbing bumps present on the uneven roads. This coupe also tends to feature ‘Audi Magnetic Ride’ that provides crisp handling. Ventilated discs present does act as front and rear brakes and offers forceful stopping power.
Safety of the occupants has been given the main priority by the manufacturer of Audi TT at the time of designing. This coupe does come with several advanced safety features that are considered to be one of the best. The standard safety tools and equipments that safeguards the occupants do include ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), dual stage airbags exclusively for the front seated passengers, central locking that comes with radio remote control, anti theft device, tire mobility system and much more. The steering electro-mechanical wheel tends to come with a speed dependent power help.
However our experts team felt that though this monstrous Audi vehicle delivers effortless riding and best handling ability, the performance is a bit down when compared to its arch rivals in the market such as BMW Z4, Porsche Cayman, Mercedes Benz SLK Class and Porsche Boxster.
This car, Audi TT comes at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 54.59 L and is highly competitive in this specific segment. People who have been planning to purchase a coupe this year can easily lay their bet on this one. Audi is undoubtedly has an international name in the market and has a worldwide presence. Owning a car from this brand can be termed to be a dream comes true for its owner. This is also said to be the evergreen vehicle in the entire fleet of Audi and the sports car would not easily fade in its popularity, due to it providing immense fun to the driver. It also can be said that it is Audi’s finest car till date and has been enjoying an appeal across the globe. It is rather a comfortable car and has been designed keeping in mind the Indian road condition and handles perfectly.
It is a real head turner and makes people to be envied when looking at it. Moreover, it does show the owner in great light and enhances its personality. The only negative aspect of this vehicle is that it does lack some sufficient room space and is good for the kids. Inspite of having all the latest technical advancements in it, the coupe cannot actually be called the greatest of its kind, especially when performance is concerned, as much more could have been incorporated into it. However this car never fails to offer better road performance and the grip it has on the bumpr Indian roads needs a special mention. Otherwise, it can be a dream car for those who would like to show to the world that they have arrived and that too in style!!