Since it's probably going to be one of those really long Fridays, we thought we'd start of the day with a little pick-me-up from Germany. This is the all-new Audi TTS, so far the fastest and most powerful car built on the MQB platform. It's not even available for order yet, and we rather like it, especially in this Vegas Yellow color.
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
This next video is the fist shot in POV to show the acceleration of the TTS. Why is that important? Firstly, because even though the 2.0 TFSI engine under this car's bonnet shares some bits with a Golf GTI, an output boost to 310 PS ensures blistering acceleration. 0 to 100 takes only 4.6 seconds comparable to sportscars, which makes you wonder what the TT RS will be able to do with 50 more horsepower.
Secondly, the TTS has made it into production with two amazing conceptual ideas. One is a system where the controls for the air conditioning and seat heating are located in small display located on the air vents. The other is an all-digital speedometer that also doubles as a navigation screen, right there in front of the driver's eyes. This minimalist approach de-clutters the dashboard of the car and makes the 2-liter Audi feel like a baby Huracan. There are multiple setups for the display, which make every journey in this car into a bit of an event.
The following video was filmed at the Ascari Race Resourt, during the press launch of the TT and TTS. We're hoping more of these will come out once the model is launched in Germany this fall, starting from around €55,000 in Germany.
Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida. Full profile
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