• Dec 6th 2007 at 6:57PM
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The first generation TT offered two choices: coupe and convertible. And while that technically counts as two different versions, an enthusiast who actually plans on driving the car knows that that's really just one choice of car. Audi has loosed the variation machine on this second generation TT, however, doubling the possible selections, with coupe and convertible joined by TT-S and TT-RS flavors.

The TT-S is next on the catwalk, and shots have surfaced showing off the grille and goods, mainly in the form of a more brutish face boasting a serious chin spoiler, quad pipes out the rear, and the inclusion of LEDs under the headlamps. The 2-seater will get a 270-hp heart, with 258 lb-ft ready to churn. It will hold the road with -- and hopefully turn in better because of -- a stiffer suspension.

The RS-badged TT is claimed to get a 5-cylinder turbo with 308 horsepower. Make no mistake, we are card carrying fans of souped up Audi. But the TT 3.2 quattro with S-tronic has a base MSRP of $42,900, with the Roadster another $3,000 skyward. By the time Audi adds the premiums for the S and RS, the car will be playing around in Boxster/Cayman territory. We just hope the driving experience proves that's where the car belongs.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      that's a photoshop, not a spy pic. the pasted-in driver and a few oddities with the fascia (foglights, for instance -- the lighting just doesn't match) make it fairly obvious.

      don't care for the new look, myself, i much prefer the current s-line. headlights look nice, but i wish they would've stuck with the fiber optic-looking lit "wings" in the shooting brake concept (the wings are still there, just not lit).
      • 7 Years Ago
      The worst photoshop I've seen in a while.
      • 7 Years Ago
      No, the B2/4000s wasn't a good car. The Audi of the 80s and early-90s was plagued with a myriad of electrical problems; it was very unreliable. It took them a good while to regain their reputation in North America.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The current VW Jetta/Rabbit uses a 2.5L 5-cylinder. If I'm not mistaken, that engine was supposed to be based on half of Lambo's 5.0L V10, but it's so neutered that it's just not that great an engine in the VWs. It's likely they would use something related for the TT-S, so maybe they can get back some of the Lambo-ness.
      • 7 Years Ago
      On the contrary, the 2.5L in the jetta/rabbit, being specifically designed for the US market, has fulfilled its goals really well. I mean, it has proven to be extremely reliable, which is what led most people to buy Toyotas and Hondas. It also happens to have the best power in its class, but that's not saying much.

      Back to the main topic, the fact that the motor choice isn't for show (its just a turbo 4) tells you something about their motivations. I have a feeling that this one will be aimed right at the standard boxster, and will give it a real run for its money.

      We know Audi can play Porsche's game (R8 vs 911), so I have a feeling this one will be along the same lines with the Boxster -- more capable, but less involving.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Damn I want to go to US and grab me a TT, the same model (3.2 Coupe with S tronic) starts at 61,250 here in Canada.
      • 7 Years Ago