Saturday, June 28, 2008

2001 Audi TT Roadster - Exterior & Engine - First Drive & Road Test Review - Motor Trend

2001 Audi TT Roadster - Exterior & Engine - First Drive & Road Test Review - Motor Trend: "Unlike the 180-horsepower front-drive car, which seems adequately powered but not very inspiring, the Quattro model is awesome. All-wheel drive takes away the push in the corners that's so prevalent in the front-driver, allowing the Quattro car to corner amazingly flat. The extra horses propel the 225-horsepower car 0-60 mph in an estimated 6.2 seconds, about 1 second quicker than the 180-horsepower version. The ride is firm, but comfortable by sports car standards, and handling is tight. Point it where you want to be, and it's there--no delay. The interior is stylish and ergonomically near perfect, and the rubber/aluminum pedal pads and dead pedal are a nice extra touch.

Audi will import 5000 roadsters into North America for an on-sale date of April 2000. Half of these will be equipped as Quattros, and only 1250 are expected to be the 225-horsepower version. Audi tells us delivery time is projected at six to nine months, which should leave you plenty of time to plan your first topless road trip. We hear Italy is nice in the summer."

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'Vorsprung Dirch Technik' [ Advantage Through Technology" - Audi's German Tagline. Audi will import 5000 roadsters into North America for an on-sale date of April 2000. Half of these will be equipped as Quattros, and only 1250 are expected to be the 225-horsepower version. So what the heck does TT stand for anyway? That would be "Tourist Trophy" as in Great Britain's historic racing series of the Isle of Man. TT Now Stands for Terrifically Topless.

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