2008 Audi TT Roadster

Written by tonks on August 15, 2007

2008 Audi TT RoadsterSo this may not be the best year for riding around in a convertible. With all this heat all you are going to want is a nice air conditioner blowing hard on you instead of the natural wind. But who can not want the 2008 Audi TT Roadster even if it is 100 degrees outside. At least you can use it once Fall sets in.

Take one look at the Audi TT and you won’t want to take your eyes off of it. But does it drive as good as it looks? You’ll be happy to know that the 2008 Audi TT 3.2 Quattro is extraordinarily fun to drive, with unbeatable cornering from its all-wheel-drive system. The 12-speaker Bose audio system option produces pin-drop clarity.

Redesigned for 2008, the new Audi TT Roadster has more generous proportions in every direction but has lost 200 pounds thanks to the liberal use of lightweight aluminum. Though the TT is still more than 500 pounds heavier than a Porsche Boxster and more than 300 pounds heftier than a BMW Z4, this exercise in slimming has done wonders, making it more of a driver’s car at last.

Engine specifications are the same as last year’s TT, and the 3.2-liter DOHC V6 is capable of 250 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 236 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm. This is enough power to be a blast, yet there’s also plenty of power high and low on the tach to make driving effortless, and the engine has the same substantial yet smooth character as a song by Frank Sinatra.

The downside to this vehicle is that it lacks a standard auxiliary input jack and its satellite radio interface makes tuning stations tedious. Also for it being a small vehicle you would think that it would have better gas mileage. But you can expect to put alot of money itno it like you would for a large truck.

Posted Under: Audi,Cool Cars

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