Audi India has launched the 2015 TT sportscar in India. First unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and already available for customers in Europe and US, the TT’s 3rd gen model is based on VW’s MQB platform. It is now 50 kg lighter than its predecessor thanks to the lightweight Audi Space Frame construction, and also stronger by 23%.
The Audi TT is offered in India in only one variant: 45 TFSI Quattro S Tronic, shipped into the country from Audi’s Hungary plant as a CBU unit. The TTS variant will have to wait. Price for the TT stands at Rs. 60.34 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Style-wise, the TT has seen a radical redesign that now makes it much closer to the R8 in appearance, while still retaining that trademark TT profile. The Audi trademark trapezoidal grille is new, as is the Matrix Beam LED headlamps like the one we’ve seen on the A8. The wheel arches are flared and there’s a new set of LED tail lamps at the rear.
Inside, the 2015 Audi TT gets a new multifunction flat bottom steering wheel, paddle shifters and steering mounted controls. All the infotainment is controlled by a powerful 12.3” digital Nvidia Tegra 30 GPU powered instrument cluster, piping out sound to a premium Bang and Olufsen 12 speaker system via a 14 channel amplifier with 2 woofers.
Motive power comes from a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine, good for 230PS of max power and a peak torque figure of 349.8Nm, mated to a 6-speed S Tronic gearbox. It will do 250kmph at full whack, with the 0 to 100kmph run dismissed in just 5.3 seconds.
The launch event was graced by cricketer Ravi Shastri and racing prodigy Aditya Patel. The new Audi TT will go head to head with the Mercedes Benz SLK, BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster in India.