One of the things that has always rang true is that performance costs you. Want the bigger, faster engine? Well, it sips a bit more fuel. What the best-gripping tires? Well, they don’t last as long. The evidence is everywhere. Speed costs money.
Well, Audi can fix at least one of those problems with its new TT-S. The sportiest, top-of-the-line TT is not only fast, but quite frugal for a sports car. Motivation comes from a warmed-up version on the company’s award-winning 2.0-liter, turbo, four-cylinder, producing 265-hp. EPA figures of 19 mpg in the city and 29 mpg highway round out to a tasty 24 mpg combined. All that from a high-compression turbo engine that generates 133-hp per liter! Impressive stuff indeed.
An Audi spokesperson has stated that the all-wheel-drive TTS runs 0-60 in 4.9 seconds (that’s fast folks!) in coupe form, and with the roadster, it clocks a 5.1-second 0-60mph run. Audi confirms the TTS coupe and roadster will come to the U.S. but only with the six-speed S tronic dual-clutch automated manual transmission. Sorry pedal-philes, not manual.
When it does arrive here, I expect it to be a good sum more expensive than the Quattro V6 model, and that model retails for around $44,000. I would guess right around $50,000. A lot of money for a lot of TT. Add a lot of performance with above average fuel consumption and Audi has a winner in my book!
Admit it, that is one sexy coupe.