One of the most exciting trims of the second-generation 2007 Audi TT compact sports car — the Roadster — has finally been unveiled. Being around 12 centimeters longer and almost 8 centimeters wider than the previous soft-top sports car, the new TT also offers a new choice of engines that are not only more powerful, but also offer an even more impressive fuel economy.
Coming in two modifications, the 2007 Audi TT Roadster will be available with either a powerful 3.2-liter, 250 horsepower V6 working with Quattro AWD, or a less daring 2.0-liter, 200 hp TFSI engine set to motivate the Roadster via a FWD system, making it a serious competitor to the BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster and the 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster.
Both engines are mated to either a six-speed manual, or Audi’s prominent S-tronic (aka DSG) dual-clutch gearbox.
As it was expected, the TT Roadster will be manufactured with soft roof only because there is simply not enough space in its trunk to hide there a metallic or carbon hard top. The roof can be automatically put up or down in about 12 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph.
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