Audi is on fire with many new models in production and others in design stage. Starting with the 2007 model, you get a brand new TT. New looks, new chassis structure, new motor and new transmission. Given its price, it’s not a car for everyone but it’s far from being an exclusive one. It’s a lifestyle ride that’s more of a daily driver compared to the outgoing generation that was rougher and smaller.
Yes, the new TT is 1.5 inches longer but it also offers much more cabin space, more headroom and more shoulder width. In fact, a linebacker could actually fit in here… but the back seats are another story. Thanks to a combination of steel and aluminum in the frame construction, the car is lighter than its predecessor and definitely feels it. Strap in, start the motor and you are ready to fly. There is an electronically controlled rear wing that deploys at speeds greater than 75 mph, but one of the great claims to fame of this model is its S tronic transmission with a dual clutch gearbox. It allows automatic gear changes in 0.2 seconds—trust us, that’s fast. You will experience some torque steer and tire screeching noises should you floor it at the traffic light, but with a little practice, you can ensure a safe, smooth and stylish takeoff.
tester came with an aluminum trim, sport seats, a sporty
flat-bottom steering wheel, (here we go F1 fans) on-board
computer and a 140-watt, nine speaker concert radio with
in-dash CD player to listen to the latest tunes.
The new generation Audi TT is an evolved sport car made with fine materials, quality engineering and displays an outstanding design. We just think the car looks great and is perfect for today’s lifestyle-conscious individuals.
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Warranty/Service: Four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty; four-year/50,000-mile drivetrain warranty; twelve-year/unlimited-mile rust warranty; one-year/5,000-mile maintenance; four-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance.