Audi TT RS

I'm going to brave what is likely to be a less popular topic amongst most car fans I have spoken with: I think the Audi TT convertible has no place in a "performance car" or "great drivers car" discussion.

The Porsche Boxster, Mercedes SLK55 and SL63, Nissan 370Z, Aston Martin Vantage, Honda S2000 and Audi R8 Spyder (when it arrives), are all good drivers cars and decent-to-serious performance cars.

The Audi TT and BMW Z4 (maybe the sDrive35i or an M version would make the cut) are for people who want a convertible but don't really care about the performance aspect.

Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying the Audi TT is a bad car. Quite the opposite in fact - it's a well built car that looks great. It just has a 'soft' edge to it's handling. I suspect this is all due to the car being based on the same platform as the Audi A3 and VW Golf as per the Top Gear quote "Still a Golf in a posh frock, although sometimes a plain girl in a nice dress can be alluring."

Now that I've got that out of my system, WorldCarFans gave me hope with the news of the Audi TT RS and on paper it appears to have what it would take to harden-up the TT:
I look forward to driving it an finding out. :-)


posted by Lee Gale @ 1:38 AM,


At August 8, 2009 4:59 PM, Blogger Lee Gale said...

Looks like the reviews back my fears.

AutoExpress indicate the handling just isn't up there:


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