For the 2016 Audi TT Roadster, there is a novel new interface for navigation, as well as other features that make car enthusiasts jump for joy. There is a Virtual Cockpit feature which adds to the brilliant fun of the vehicle. But as if this was not enough, the sports car has exceptional handling and a finely appointed cabin which lets it deliver an astounding driving experience.
The 2016 Audi TT Roadster review Handles Like a Champ With Great Looks
The 2016 Audi TT Roadster is within the premium realm so you would expect a high-end price tag for it. It is also the third generation model that was initially launched way back in 1998 with a distinctive design.
When you get inside its cabin, you will be more impressed on the 2016 TT Roadster and its band of features. For example, the vehicle integrates Google Earth with navigation which also includes data-driven parking and location information apps. The new Virtual Cockpit interface system takes a very logical step of removing the center screen and displays all the useful navigation. When driving the vehicle, you will get used to just lowering your gaze slightly instead of looking at the center dashboard when you are in need of directions.
But what about other information such as vehicle and engine speed? The Virtual Cockpit also shows those as well. There are virtual gauges overlaid on the map and menu screens. These are displayed on a big bright LCD that never succumbs to the effects of glare. Just by simply pressing a button on the steering wheel, and you can change the gauges from a small to a large-sized format for each driver’s ease of use.
Aside from the wondrous Virtual Cockpit system, this sports car also offers dynamic driving. With its top down and Audi’s DriveSelect system in Dynamic Mode, there is a melodious roar from the sport exhaust that can drown out music. This may come as a surprise as the vehicle uses a 2-liter four cylinder engine, which is not your typical engine from a muscular power plant. However, with the use of direct injection and a turbocharger, the car’s output peaks at 200 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This is not bad for a car weighing 3,384 pounds.
Overall, the 2016 Audi TT Roadster is an extremely fun but rather expensive toy. It does have some caveats, such as the lack of space for groceries (or fitting a soccer team inside the cabin), it still promotes comfort, versatility, dynamism, and of course, style.