bhp of power on tap and 35.7 kgm of torque may both be lower than the BMW Z4 or the Mercedes SLK, but where the TT gains is the over 100-kg weight savings over its rivals. Light handling, coupled with the ‘S-tronic’ dual-clutch 6-speed transmission and Audi’s ‘Quattro’ all-wheel drive system, makes the TT a breeze to drive on city roads.
But, as always, there are a few lows. For one, the ride can get rough in the Audi TT S-Line. This is because the suspension is rather stiff—now that’s good when in a race or when cornering hard, but on the everyday drive it sends jolts up your spine. Moreover, a lot of kit is missing inside, such as navigation and a Bluetooth-enabled audio system, that you take for granted in cars of this segment. Don’t think of asking more than one friend to come along for a ride either—there may be two seats at the rear, but the beautiful sloping roof line makes sure that at least two of your friends have to be yoga experts to fit at the rear. But, then again, you wouldn’t want a crowd in your pretty car either.
At Rs 54.6 lakh, the Audi TT (add Rs 3.5 lakh more for the S-Line detailing) is one of the lowest priced two-door sports cars in the country. If you’ve got a family to move around, this can never be the first car, but as a second car for the enthusiast, or if you are single and looking to mingle, the TT is the sure thing to get hitched.