2010 Audi TT | new car review

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 by
2010 Audi TT

2010

When the original TT came on the scene back in 1999, its jelly bean-like design did not excite performance-oriented buyers who were the target audience for this sports /.

However after a major re-design in 2008, the Audi TT now features a more aggressive exterior inspired by the R8 and includes a sharper nose, LED detailing and a sleeker roofline.

The Audi TT is available in two body styles; a 2+2 coupe and a two-seater soft-top . A 200bhp 2.- litre turbocharged engine powers the base version of the TT coupe and . For the 2010 model year Audi has equipped the 2.0-litre TT Coupe with a quattro all-wheel drive.

A more powerful 250bhp 3.2-litre V6 motor is also available for both the coupe and roadster and comes mated to an S tronic automatic transmission with quattro all-wheel drive.

If it is outright performance that you fancy then the pricey TT RS versions of the coupe and roadster are the ones to go for. The 2.5-litre turbocharged engine produces a meaty 340bhp and lends the TT RS genuine sports car performance. Blessed with light weight, a six-speed manual gearbox and quattro all-wheel drive, the TT RS can sprint from 0 to 100kph in less than five seconds and hit a top speed of 280kph. The TT is also known for nimble handling thanks to excellent weight distribution and a taut suspension.

The TT’s interior, though not luxurious, is aimed at the driver and has the typical Audi quality. The TT even has a usable trunk despite the car’s petite size. Electric seats, leather upholstery, parking sensors, alloy wheels, climate controls and a premium sound system are all standard equipment.

You can read our road test of the 2010 TT RS here.

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