VIDEO: Joe Achilles drives the 2019 Audi TT Coupe Facelift

The Audi TT has just been given a bit of a facelift, though not a drastic one. Essentially, Audi tweaked its front end a bit and called it a day. Don’t fix what ain’t broke, right? The Audi TT is already such a good looking car and one that’s still fresh looking despite now being the oldest car in its class. So its facelift didn’t need to be drastic. In this new video from Joe Achilles, we see what the subtle facelift looks like up close and we get to hear what it’s like to drive.

Achilles is known for his BMWs on his channel, as he currently owns the new BMW M2 Competition. So to hear him talk Audi is interesting. Especially when you consider that his car, the M2 Comp, is considered one of the best driver’s cars on the market right now. It’s also direct competition for the Audi TT RS. So to hear him talk about the standard Audi TT, with its 2.0 liter turbo four-pot, gives us a unique perspective.

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He seems to really like the way the TT looks and it’s hard to blame him. It still looks great all these years later. While the facelift doesn’t do much, it didn’t need to. One gripe, though — Audi, stop putting fake vents everywhere (!). The inside is equally as good, with a clean, minimalist design that prioritizes function over form while still looking great.

As for the way it drives, it’s a fun little sports car but it’s obviously nothing too special. It is just the standard TT and it’s a front-heavy all-wheel drive Audi. So it’s not going to light anyone’s hair on fire. Still, it’s quick and it’s fun enough to drive. It’s also well damped and Achilles even says that, on certain bits of road, he would struggle to keep up in his M2, thanks to the TT’s superior damping.

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So the Audi TT is still a good car to drive and one that easily blends style with function and fun. And it’s good enough that it can even impress the owner of one of the best sports cars in the business right now.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.