The Audi TT Roadster quattro is being showcased in a new batch of images taken in the Alps. The model was. The model made its debut back in October last year at the Paris Motor Show and looks just about the same as the coupe aside from the soft top which needs 10 seconds to open or close. The roof can be operated at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31 mph) and is 3 kg lighter than the roof fitted onto the second-gen TT Roadster. This was possible by using more magnesium and aluminum in the construction while storing it in the car’s rear end will not have a negative impact on the cargo capacity which stands at 280 liters.
It comes as standard with a front-wheel drive layout but at an additional cost it can be optionally ordered with a quattro AWD system. The Audi TT Roadster quattro uses Volkswagen’s MQB platform and can be had with a 2.0 TFSI engine rated at 230 HP & 370 Nm in the base model and 310 HP & 380 Nm if you go for the S version which has quattro standard. There’s also a more economical 2.0 TDI producing 184 HP & 380 Nm but many will consider that it’s a sacrilege to get a convertible with a diesel engine.
Audi commenced production of the TT Roadster in November at its plant Gy?r, Germany and the model is currently on sale in most major European markets.