Familiarity is often said to breed contempt, or at least indifference, but the Audi TT shows that this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, it's getting even more appealing with time.
The original TT of 1998 had eye-catching looks but wasn’t particularly sparkling in the corners. By contrast, its successor was even better to drive than it was to gawp at, deservedly shaking off the style-over-substance reputation it had become saddled with. And now, this third-generation TT moves things on again. Small wonder, then, that the TT easily outsells rivals such as the Ford Mustang and BMW 2 Series.
It’s so good, in fact, that the Audi TT has won the What Car? Coupe of the Year award 15 times in the last 20 years, but it’s not just how fast the TT is or how well it handles that makes it such a brilliant coupe. Its interior has a high-tech yet user-friendly layout, with a raft of modern technology and sumptuous materials that wouldn’t look out of place in a more expensive car. It’s even relatively practical, with an easy-to-access boot and rear seats that fold flat.
There’s a menu of TT recipes to choose from, depending on how hot you want your sports car to be; from the gentlest single-chilli korma in Sport trim right up to the full TT RS madras. There’s even a convertible TT Roadster which provides an extra dimension of fun – you can read all the juicy details for that here.
Over the next few pages you can find out everything you need to know before buying an Audi TT, including which engine and trim to choose. And remember, if you want to buy a TT or any other new car on sale, have a look at our New Car Buying service for some hefty savings.