There was a time when every car had its place in a manufacturer’s range with a specific role to play. Needless to say, things have changed and today’s cars are more multifunctional than ever. Whether it’s a sedan, an SUV or even a family car, it is possible to find a performance version capable of making certain exotic cars bite the dust among these models. So your everyday car is also your weekend car and that’s a problem for cars like the Audi TT which are, a priori, pleasure cars. Luckily, the TT has a long career under its belt and a certain history that goes with it and perhaps that’s the only reason it’s still available in the market.
I won’t hide it from you, the sales figures for the Audi TT aren’t very impressive since barely more than a hundred copies found takers in Canada last year. Let’s say that the arrival of cars like the RS3, the RS6 Avant and the RS7 has something to do with it. They are both versatile and very capable cars. So who is the TT for? Well, I have the same question for the Mercedes-Benz SL and the BMW Z4 which essentially fills the same role as the TT in their respective lineups. In my opinion, these are cars that are reserved for fans of the brand who want to live the Audi experience on several levels. If your everyday car is an A4 or Q5, the TT is a great option to come full circle.
The Audi TT is a sports car at heart and that’s something you understand at first sight. Its racy and modern look blends strangely well with its concept of a luxurious prestige car. The TT is a car that looks great and even something exotic. Moreover, what I particularly like about the current model is the resumption of certain elements found on the first generation TT such as the round and wide fenders. I would say that in general, the majority of people find the TT a sexy car and if there is something important about a sports car, it is the emotion it gives off from the first try. of eye.
Interior and technologies
In terms of the cabin, the sports car from the German manufacturer has fallen behind the rest of the range. At the same time, it’s not really thanks if the TT’s dashboard is more rudimentary since the only thing that really matters here is the driving experience. Not to mention that the sports car from the German manufacturer offers one of the most modern dashboards in the industry. It is one of the first cars to have benefited from a digital dashboard through which you can see the map of the navigation system and the definition is simply mind-blowing.
For 2022, there are only two options mechanically for the Audi TT since the TTRS model has been discontinued. Thus, we end up with the entry-level model, which offers a turbocharged 4-cylinder 2.0-litre engine with an output of 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. A priori, it does not sound like something very impressive, especially for a car in this price range. However, the TT is a fairly light car and it’s a very nimble car, which more than makes up for the less horsepower it has in its regular version. However, if power is important to you, there’s the TTS version, which is also powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Except that, this time, we’re talking about 288 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque,
Range and prices
The 2023 Audi TT lineup consists of three models starting with the regular TT coupe version with a starting price of $61,750. Then there’s the Roadster version, which is only available with the entry-level engine starting at $65,750. Finally, it is the TTS Coupe version that serves as the flagship model this year for the TT with a starting price of $71,700. Finally, it cannot be ruled out that the TTRS version will be added to the model’s offer after these lines have been written.
The weak spots
The biggest disappointment of the Audi TT in my opinion is the fact that it is not available with a manual transmission as standard or even as an option. We also see that this is a car in which Audi is less interested than before, because it offers fewer options than the other models of the brand.
The strong points
The Audi TT is in my opinion one of the sports cars on which you find the most beautiful rims. It is also one of the few cars that wears the color yellow well. For the rest, its road behavior is appreciable and its manufacturing quality remains exceptional. It’s a car you simply can’t go wrong with.
The 2023 Audi TT is a sports car, a passion car and a one-of-a-kind model. There is no other car to confuse it with and that is what makes it such a nice car in my opinion.
The final word
The Audi TT is the kind of car that the manufacturer simply couldn’t launch today, because there would be little or no interest in the model. However, as it has a certain history that goes with it and is practically an industry icon, the Audi TT remains a car that is still relevant even in 2023 and I believe it will always have a place in the lineup. Audi. In short, the Audi TT is clearly a future classic model