The 2014 Paris Motorshow kicks off on the 2nd of October and Audi are excited to use it to showcase the new TT Roadster and TTS Roadster. The third generation TT showcases an impressive range of new technologies including the hotly anticipated Audi virtual cockpit which will debut in the new Audi TT Coupe launched later this year. The Roadster will shortly follow and will set a new standard in design, drive and suspension.
“The concept of designing a compact roadster following clear geometrical rules formed the original idea for the Audi TT in autumn 1994,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG: “From the first generation on, it has been a sports car for the senses – a driving machine with an authentic design. With the new TT Roadster, we have developed this concept in a consistent manner and further improved the technical experience in the car with innovations such as the Audi virtual cockpit.”
The new TT Roadster effortlessly combines the dynamic drive of a sports car with the thrill of open-top driving. Sporty, compact and low-slung to the road, the TT Roadster conveys power and energy from the front through is accentuated horizontal lines. Drawing on the iconic Audi R8, the Singleframe grille is wide and flat with the four rings positioned on the hood. This gives the new TT Roadster an enhanced presence on the road. The TT Roadster and TTS Roadster features an electrically adjusted fabric top which will be available in black, titanium grey and jive. The soft top weighs just 39 kilograms making it 3 kilograms lighter than its predecessor and capable of opening and closing in just 10 seconds.
The new TT Roadster is being launched with two turbocharger four-cylinder engines, a TDI and a TFSI and the TTS Roadster with a powerful TFSI. Both clearly surpass their respective predecessor by producing power outputs of between 184bhp and 310bhp. The Quattro permanent all-wheel drive had been fully redeveloped and will be optionally available in combination with the 2.0 TFSI engine in the TT Roadster and fitted as standard on the TTS Roadster.
The interior of the new TT Roadster and TTS Roadster does not disappoint. There is an intimate and protective feel around the drive without being restrictive. The newly developed sports seats featured low mounted integrated head restraints providing ultimate driving comfort. There are three interior colours to choose from including standard black, rock gray and palomino brown. On the exterior there are 11 colours to choose from, seven of which are new for the TT and two which are completely new for Audi: Nano Gray and Tango Red. There is also the option of stunning Sepang Blue for the TTS.
The Irish equipment and pricing for the new TT Roadster and TTS Roadster will be announced shortly with first customer deliveries in quarter 1 2015. For more information or to register your interest in the new Audi TT Roadster or TTS Roadster complete the enquiry form below.