Roof down - the Audi TT RS Roadster 2016 makes its world debut at Audi City London
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Audi TT RS Roadster 2016

  • 5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine
  • 400PS power / 480Nm torque
  • Quattro four-wheel drive
  • 7-speed S tronic dual clutch auto transmission
  • 0-62mph 3.9 secs
  • 10mm lower than standard car
  • 19 inch wheels standard; 20 inch optional with recessed hub racing feature
  • Measures 4.19 metres long; 1.83 metres wide;1.34 metres high

WE like an Audi TT in the UK. In fact, we are Audi’s  biggest market for the TT. So no wonder that Audi decided its Audi City Showroom in London’s Piccadilly was the perfect place to give the world debut of the all-new Audi TT RS Roadster 2016.

At the same time the Coupe version was being unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show in China.

And if you like the TT, you’ll love this, because this Audi TT RS Roadster 2016 is the quickest and most powerful convertible built to date. For an interesting take on the design, see We don’t do fashionable design says Audi’s Dany Garand.

Catch this if you will: an engaging and sonorous five-cylinder produces 400PS and a hair-root displacing 480Nm. It will crack the sprint to 62mph in under 4 secs (just two-tenths shy of the Coupe). And that’s with Audi’s 7 speed S tronic auto box – there is no manual version. Along with four-wheel drive quattro traction, too.

“The 2.5-litre engine has been developed to make it lighter and more powerful and continues with that great five-cylinder sound,” explained Annette Mollhof, Audi product manager.

Audi TT RS Roadster 2016 features new Matrix OLED lights

Audi TT RS Roadster 2016 rear lights
TT RS Roadster Matrix OLED rear lights
  • For the first time in a series-production Audi, Matrix OLED technology (organic light emitting diode) debuts in the rear lights. They work by emitting an extremely homogeneous, high-contrast light. The light can be continuously dimmed, it does not cast any shadows and does not require any reflectors – this makes the OLEDs in 3D design efficient, light and visually impressive, says Audi.
  • Each rear light contains four wafer-thin units which reduce in size from the back of the lamp to the side. The biggest bears the TT logo and the four Audi rings. The TT RS has LED rear lights and LED headlights as standard. These Matrix OLED lights are an option.

“If you want more of that great sound, then we have the TT RS sound button which amplifies the engine note.

“If you prefer to cruise around, then there is a Bang & Olufsen sound system so you can listen to your favourite music comfortably, even with the roof down.”

It’s an engaging mix of performance sports car and look-at-me boulevardier.

That sports car appeal extends into the cockpit, which features the Audi digital display virtual cockpit (including readout for torque and g-force), with a red starter button on the steering wheel. Picture it: you could be at Le Mans…

Audi TT RS Roadster 2016 at Audi City London.
Cockpit with red starter button on the wheel

Other standout features include the large air inlets, a single-frame grille with a newly designed honeycomb grille and quattro logo. At the rear of the new Audi TT RS Roadster 2016  model, the fixed wing sits on two thin double struts. If it’s not to your taste, it can be optionally deleted and an automatically extending spoiler takes its place. At the rear there are  two elliptical tailpipes for the RS sports exhaust system.

The Audi TT RS Roadster 2016 goes on sale at the end of spring, while first deliveries will be at the end of the year – so you’ll need to wrap up warm to experience the open-air thrill!

Prices will be announced at a later date.

Timeless profile - the Audi TT RS Roadster 2016 makes its world debut at Audi City London.
Timeless profile – the Audi TT RS Roadster 2016 makes its world debut at Audi City London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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