Not being rear-wheel drive, the TT is predominantly a grip-type sportscar. quattro is fitted as standard on all TTS models, shuffling the 310 PS of power around all four corners to find traction. However, if provoked, it does let its hair down a bit until you step on the gas, sending power to the rear and pulling the quattro sportscar back into a straight line.
Audi's third generation TT and TTS coupes were revealed at the Geneva Motor Show more than two months ago. However, not even German dealerships have taken delivery of this very interesting new two-door car. A number of things still need to be done, including figuring out what the official Nurburgring time is. Considering the 2015 TTS is the most powerful car currently residing atop the MQB platform, this is no insignificant task.
Not to be confused with the US-market 2015 Audi TT, this European model is a brand new generation. Power comes from the same engine as in the S3, but the 2.0 TFSI makes 310 hp for a 40 hp increase over its predecessor and a 10 hp increase over the S3. This most extreme version of the coupe is capable of reaching 100 km/h in an amazing 4.7 seconds, faster than a Porsche Cayman S.
That record time is only set for the optional S tronic twin-clutch gearbox, which comes with launch control. But it's amazing to think how far the "hairdresser's car" has come
The best way to describe the TTS on a track would be "controlled aggression", like a rugby player running a well rehearsed strategy. And like a rugby payer, the TTS looks taught and strong. It sits lower to the ground than the regular TT, has larger alloy wheels and a sporty four-branch exhaust system.
Electronically controlled valves open at higher revs, releasing a concerto of typical Audi exhaust pops.
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