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.

Afterrevealing the 2015 Audi TT coupe at the Geneva Motor Show last March, Audi hasfinally unveiled the soft-top roadster versions of the TT and TTS. In its baseform, the roadster will produce 230 horsepower, while the TTS will offer animproved 310 horses and 280 lb-ft of torque. Both will run on differently-tunedversions of the turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine. With anelectronically-limited top speed of 155 mph, Audi says that the open topversion can make it from 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds.

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Allengines, including a Europe-only diesel, will be mated to six-speed manualtransmissions, with a six-speed dual-clutch available as an option. The TTScomes standard with all-wheel drive, optional on the TT. Compared to theprevious generation, the Roadster features new proportions and a 37mm longerwheelbase, while the car itself is 21mm shorter and 10mm narrower. The Roadster's roof weighs in at three kilograms less than thelast generation, with the entire car weighing just 90kg more than its coupesibling. Impressive.

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