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The Audi TT Quattro is a serious beauty of a sports car which reverts me to a drooling wreck everytime I see one. The design is completely different from other Audi’s on the market but yet still unmistakably Audi.
The TT is available as either a coupe or roadster design – both are equally cool. The appeal is easy to see from the outside. It’s clear rounded shapes form it’s bold and dramatic style coupled with the traditional interlinked four-ring logo. In my mind the front view of the car reminds me of pandas! What? I hear you cry! I think it’s probably something to do with the black windowed headlights mimicking the panda’s black patched eyes.
I have to admit I don’t own one, have never been in one and can’t drive but I have it on good authority that the TT is a real classic sports car, both fast and manoeuvrable on the outside and an interior of leather upholstery and aluminium detail.
Standard equipment in the roadster includes an electrically powered soft top and rollover protection hoops. Added extras range from alloy wheels, cruise control (any speed above 25mph held at a constant speed), Driver’s Information System (DIS) – a digital display from an on-board computer, and a satellite navigation system. The scary bit is obviously the price. This could range from £27,000 for the coupe to £33,000 for the roadster. Help! I know this is completely unattainable to me but I can dream can’t I – either that or write millions of reviews for ciao and raise enough money that way!!??!!
Not bad intro, but info on what the car has to offer would have resulted in a higher rating (eg comfort, ride, equipment, insurance costs etc.). If you ever redo this op, please let me know and I'll reread it and review my rating :) although if you don't own or drive the car, it may be difficult to do this.
yhwman 18.03.2001 23:08
The only thing I don't like about this is that it's kinda hard to tell what direction it's facing in black and white. Same goes for the Porsche Boxster, I noticed it once when I was filming a model Boxster... don't ask :)
jelightfoot 15.03.2001 16:13
They don't cost £33,000 anymore. Even the 225 bhp Roadster version is under £30,000. You can pick up a personal import for around £22-26,000.
First shown as the TT coupe concept at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show and then soon ... more
afterward as the TT convertible at the Tokyo Motor Show, the cars heralded a new design language from Audi - the Bauhaus style from the 1930s that looked a little brutal at first, but has proven to have a long and successful production life. It finally arrived on the European market for the 1999 model year, with America following a little later. Senior Audi models, the A4, A6, and A8, have their engine and transmission sited longitudinally in the car, but the TT was based on the smaller A3 platform, which meant that the mechanical components were sited transversely.After a slow start, sales picked up and have remained strong ever since. The media loved the Audi TT and continued to write glowing reports about it even though it was six years old in the marketplace, outlasting the Mercedes-Benz SLK, BMW Z3, and Porsche Boxster by quite some time.