Saturday, April 11, 2009

Audi TT spy photos

Audi will use a single turbo – not the twin-turbo set-up that other media have speculated upon.

Audi TT spy photos

Audi TT spy photos

Audi TT RS: where it fits in!

Audi TT RS roadster spy photos

Audi TT RS roadster spy pics

Audi TT rear view

Audi TT rear view

Audi TT black

Audi TT black

They are likely to cost around £40,000 when sales start in July 2009 after a Geneva motor show debut.

Audi TT RS, Coupe

Press release high-res image gallery:

Audi TT RS test drive

Audi TT RS test drive

2009 Audi TT RS Set

2009 Audi TT RS Set

Audi TT RS Coupe

Audi TT RS Coupe

Audi TT RS front view

Audi TT RS front view

Audi TT white rear

Audi TT white rear

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Sports Car Rental

# The Audi TT Roadster is only available for rental if the driver/hirer is 25 years of age or older.
If you are younger than this minimum age, unfortunatley this car is not available for hire due to insurance cover. Please click here and complete a search applicable to your age group.
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# 100klm Free included per day, 500klm Free for weekend package.
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# Insurance is included, Excess is AUD$5,000
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Monday, March 24, 2008

First Look

No, it's not the new Chrysler Crossfire, it's Audi's second generation TT, launched in Berlin overnight and the first major revision of the sporty coupe since its inception late in 1998. So what's happened in the seven-and-a-half years between drinks?
Well, like model updates, the next generation TT is bigger, more sophisticated and of course more physically attractive while offering improved performance.
New Audi TT
Importantly for Audi, the new TT adds something special to the German automaker's range, something that no other car in its range has - some call it élan - and though not the most practical car on the market (have you ever tried sitting in the back seats?), it will do wonders for the company's overall image.

Looking at the changes to the second generation TT, which again will probably live a long and prosperous life like its predecessor, the most obvious change is its exterior style. While the side profile is unmistakably TT, what with the long bonnet, curvaceous roofline, compact rear end and flared wheel arches, there are myriad subtle changes that won't alienate previous owners, while simultaneously modernising the cars mercurial retro style.
New Audi TT
Starting at the front, the new headlight clusters are conservatively stylish, and form parallels with the blacked-out fog-light surrounds below them, creating a pleasing symmetry as they angle inwards, lining up with the single frame grille. Speaking of the ostentatious grille, it integrates rather nicely into the front end, initiating the power lines in the bonnet that flow back towards the A-pillar, where they seamlessly carry through the car's high shoulder line in Teutonic style.

Looking at the new TT from the side, the wheels arches are as pronounced as ever, while a medium front overhang gives the headlights room to sweep back towards the wheels. The fairly low ride height and large wheels give it a solid, road-hugging look, which will no doubt contribute to its driving dynamics.

From the rear, Audi's new king of style has a slight resemblance to the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class when viewed from down low (evidenced in the launch photography), with a smoother rump retooled brake light clusters.
New Audi TT
All told, it's quite a pleasing new look for Audi's pin-up boy, and though there's nothing dramatically different about it, the new TT still manages to impress with its compact and sporty image, and is bigger too, measuring 4,178mm in length (an increase of 137mm), and 1,842mm in width (up 78mm).

Beyond the visual updates, Audi has tinkered with the TT's driveline, which gives both models - the blown 2.0-litre and the 3.2-litre bent six - improved performance.

Featuring the same 2.0-litre turbocharged, intercooled engine that powers VW's impressive Golf GTI, the entry-level TFSI Audi TT generates 200 ponies, or 147kW, which is coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox delivering power to the front wheels. Audi reckons this model can accelerate to 100km/h front standstill in 6.4 seconds, which is not to be baulked at, with a top speed of 240km/h.

Much of the new TT's speed can be attributed to the extensive use of aluminium. For instance the new TT body sits atop a rigid ASF (Audi space frame), which is comprised of a mixture of steel and aluminium; Audi says that 69 per cent of the superstructure is made of aluminium, where the remaining 31 per cent steel components hang over the rear end to improve its front to rear weight bias.

The second model on offer will be powered by Audi's 184kW/250bhp 3.2-litre V6, and unlike its 4-cylinder sibling it will be an AWD model, or should I say quattro. The larger V6 engine cuts the TT's 0-100km/h sprint by an impressive seven tenths of a second, taking the time to 5.7 seconds, and cannot surpass 250km/h thank to an electronic governor. Like the turbo four, the 6-cylinder TT comes as standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, but Audi has indicated that both models can be optioned with its S tronic dual-clutch gearbox, which sounds suspiciously like a second generation version of the dual-clutch DSG.
New Audi TT
Seeing as the Audi TT is essentially a sports coupe, suspension and chassis changes were always going to be part of the second generation's updates, and in addition to the car's wider track, which will improve cornering stability somewhat, Audi explains that it has fettled the suspension to offer "neutral to light understeer" which sounds pretty good.

Wheel sizes for the new TT range from 16- to 19-inches, providing adequate looks and/or grip, and a new rear suspension array has been incorporated to ensure "optimum driving dynamics at a sports car level".

Like Ferrari's evolving suspension systems, Audi will also offer the high-tech and very cool sounding magnetic ride damper system. Simply put, there are billions of microscopic magnetised particles floating around the oil inside the shock absorbers, and when a current is channeled through the oil, one assumes the viscosity of the oil changes, and therefore alters the damping rates almost instantaneously. If equipped, the TT would be able to adapt to various driving situations at the press of a button.

Audi calls the TT a 2+2 coupe, and with the increased length the rear seat may become slightly more usable. The interior features new sports seats, a leather-trimmed instrument cover (plus a choice of three leather styles) and a tasty-looking flat-bottomed leather steering wheel. There's plenty of aluminium accents in the interior, while boot space is 290 litres, rising to 700 litres when the rear seats are folded down.

So, there you have it. Eight years in the making and not a great deal of difference visually, but that was always the plan - a slow, steady evolution of the look, which has been widely praised in the past. Dynamically the new car should be a barrel of laughs (particularly with the magnetic suspension option), and the new engines will inject new life into the compact coupe as well. Audi has also revealed that the second generation convertible TT Roadster is "scheduled for later launch" and we expect to see it at one of the major motor shows in 2007.

Monday, March 17, 2008

$34,800.00 - $45,900.00

audi tt roadster

Replacing an automotive icon with a model that's equally visionary, charismatic, and unmistakable is surely one of the toughest tricks for any car designer. Case in point: the Audi TT, whose original form was designed by Freeman Thomas and J Mays. At the Los Angeles auto show last November, Audi unwrapped the second-generation TT roadster, which was shaped by Walter de'Silva, who currently heads the styling departments at Audi, Seat, and Lamborghini.
auti tt gallery

The new TT is evolutionary in appearance and character, but it also shouts progress in terms of packaging and presentation. The new car features a more dynamic exterior that blends well with the shape of Audi's mid-engine R8 supercar and the forthcoming A5 coupe. The long, low nose instantly clarifies which end is which, the extended wheelbase supports the transition from banzai speedster to proper sports car, and the increased dimensions deliver make it more spacious. At the same time, de'Silva retained all the trademark radii, the sculptured flanks, and the rounded-off overhead views. This is still a little masterpiece.
auti tt images
Like the TT coupe, the roadster can be powered by the 200-hp, turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter four or, in Quattro guise, by the 250-hp, 3.2-liter V-6. A metamorphosis of the narrow-angle V-6 first launched in the 1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC, the engine is sufficiently torquey and powerful--but it's also an acoustic nonevent, is quite thirsty when pushed, and cannot muster the same grunt as the 300-plus-hp sixes offered by the competition. In combination with Quattro, however, it turns the TT into an extremely sure-footed and efficient all-weather machine. But that's tempered by a calculated coldness and detached driving dynamics, both of which come as a result of putting the prime emphasis on roadholding. What this approach lacks is feedback and tactility--it's more remote-control self-confident than hands-on intuitive.
auti tt pics
Anyone who likes the Volkswagen GTI will like the front-wheel-drive TT roadster with the 200-hp engine. No, it doesn't provide the V-6 Quattro's riveting traction when accelerating hard out of a wet hairpin, but it feels pretty special nonetheless. What's so nice about the 2.0-liter four is the way it produces ample torque without sacrificing horsepower.
auti tt photos
The torque plateaus from 1800 to 5000 rpm, and you can rev the hell out of the sixteen-valve engine before it will cut off the fuel feed at 6800 rpm. Fuel economy beats the V-6 by eighteen percent on paper and by probably double that in real life. This from an engine that accelerates the TT roadster, no lightweight at 3130 pounds, from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and takes it to a governed 130 mph.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Audi TT Overview

The Audi TT features a Semi-Automatic transmission and Front Wheel Drive drivetrain on the base model TT. The 2008 base model has an MSRP of $34,800.00 which is well within the range of most car buyers. However, don’t let the great retail price be your only deciding factor. At Automobile Magazine you’ll get all of the information you need to help with your car buying decision. Whether you are looking for interior and exterior car photos, engine options, or safety ratings, just select the vehicle trim on the left to begin researching your next new car. We are constantly updating our information so be sure to check back often to see if new information has been posted for your favorite car. Enjoy the wide-ranging car facts in our buyers guide and when you’ve narrowed down your decision, take a couple minutes to get a free new car price quote. There is no pressure to buy but you can see what kind of deals may be offered in your area.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Some comments from forum

2008 Audi TT
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New User | Posts: 30 | Joined: 08/06
Posted: 08/15/06
11:24 AM

Do you think it is a good idea to buy the new Audi TT? Or do you think you are better off with a different car? tell me what you think.
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New User | Posts: 19 | Joined: 08/06
Posted: 08/28/06
04:14 AM

I think the new TT is awsome..its a little bit small for me..but im sure it would handle very well...i would really like to give that thing a nice test drive.
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Mike7HB Mike7HB
New User | Posts: 16 | Joined: 08/06
Posted: 09/05/06
01:31 AM

It depends on what you are looking for in a car. What are you looking for, what features and attributes?
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Posted: 09/29/06
12:12 AM

The new Audi TT is OK, but it would have been much better with three trim levels:

1. A base model with the V6 from the R32.
2. A mid model with the V6 from the R36.
3. A killer top model with the V8 from the S4. Audi could drop the Quattro to save weight. The car would still kick a lot of butt.