The Roadster is a classy convertible, accentuated by a new smoothly folding fabric soft-top. In many other respects the model resembles the sister TT Coupé, with sweeping body lines and innate dynamism. Audi claims the TT Roadster has the lowest drag co-efficient in its segment, and the car is in fact subtly smaller and lower to the ground than its predecessor. Plus, the soft-top roof is able to open and close at speeds of up to 31mph, taking you from quiet comfort to sheer joy in just 10 seconds.
With the roof folded down, the deceptively spacious and highly comfortable interior can be glimpsed. This is likewise replicated from the popular Coupé, ensuring the quality and convenience you expect from an Audi. The two-seat layout remains, with an optional wind deflector to maintain the relaxed atmosphere.
The TT Roadster has long been recognised and applauded for its incredible on-road performance. This new incarnation uses a selection of roaring 2.0-litre diesel engines, with a hugely impressive quattro all-wheel drive edition among them. Power peaks at more than 245ps, and the 0-62mph climb is achievable in 5.8 seconds.
The new Audi TT Roadster not only delivers remarkable performance, but comes with a host of safety features too. Cruise control, rear parking sensors, and Hill-Hold Assist all provide added peace of mind when taking to the road.
Standard equipment is naturally extensive at every trim level, and the Sport version of the TT Roadster will provide a 12.3-inch TFT display at the heart of the centre console. Audi Smartphone Interface and a climate control system are also included from the entry level. Even the roof has intelligent qualities, with electric power folding and the ability to operate at up to 31mph. At speeds of more than 75mph, a rear spoiler automatically deploys to generate stronger downforce.