Sharper looking and more masculine – the new Audi TT Roadster is a convertible sports car with attitude.
This is the S-Line and Audi expects the sales skew to be geared towards this one, over the base Sport model – and the majority of those buyers will be women.
The word hairdresser is bandied about a lot with this car, but I think the TT Roadster has moved on – and that’s all I will say on that stereotype.
The difference to its predecessor is clear – the rounded bubble like look is done for. Now, the TT has sharp angles – look at that line from the square cut LED headlights and indicators down to the grille.
The four ringed Audi badge takes pride of place on the bonnet – an honor previously only bestowed on the beastly R8. The sportier S-Line gets a air scoops too.
The new Audi virtual cockpit is impressive with its 12.4 inch display that made its debut in the TT Coupe.
It’s not lacking in technology – you can control pretty much everything through the Virtual Cockpit – change vehicle settings, keep an eye on the speedometer and tachometer, change music sources, stations or tracks.
Only one engine option is available in the Roadster – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a six speed dual clutch automatic gearbox – it has more power and torque than the previous mode too – 169kW and 370 Nm.
And both the Sport and the S-Line are only available with Quattro all-wheel-drive – no complaints about that – because the system can send all of the torque to the rear if its needed – it feels very sporty on the road.
The Audi TT Roadster is a niche car – with only two seats – its for singles, couples or a second car for a family that acts as a weekend getaway car for mum or dad.