Audi Unveils the TT and TTS Roadsters Ahead of Paris Debut

2014 Paris Motor Show

Finally drops the top on its latest softcore sports car.

After revealing the 2015 Audi TT coupe at the Geneva Motor Show last March, Audi has finally unveiled the soft-top roadster versions of the TT and TTS. In its base form, the roadster will produce 230 horsepower, while the TTS will offer an improved 310 horses and 280 lb-ft of torque. Both will run on differently-tuned versions of the turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine. With an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph, Audi says that the open top version can make it from 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds.

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All engines, including a Europe-only diesel, will be mated to six-speed manual transmissions, with a six-speed dual-clutch available as an option. The TTS comes standard with all-wheel drive, optional on the TT. Compared to the previous generation, the Roadster features new proportions and a 37mm longer wheelbase, while the car itself is 21mm shorter and 10mm narrower. The Roadster's roof weighs in at three kilograms less than the last generation, with the entire car weighing just 90kg more than its coupe sibling. Impressive.

Like the coupe, the TTS comes with magnetic ride dampers as standard, an option on other models. Inside, the single-wing dashboard carries over from the coupe, offering what Audi calls a 'virtual cockpit' on its digital instrument panel. An official live debut will take place in just a couple of weeks at this year's Paris Motor Show.