Audi TT RS review - Interior, design and technology

The latest Audi TT models showcase contemporary style and impressive on-board technology

The profile of an Audi TT is pretty unmistakable, and although the latest versions lack some of the original’s unique ‘concept car’ appeal, there’s no doubt the model has matured very well. 

Rakish and elegant, the current TT retains a form of the round wheelarches, swoopy pillars and unique rear shoulders that characterised the original, but there’s an added layer of sophistication nowadays. There’s a strong family resemblance to saloon and hatch models too, and that’s one reason why the Audi’s image will always be a bit more ‘mainstream’ compared to the Porsche 718 Cayman, for example. 

Best convertible cars on the market

In TT RS guise, there’s a predictable array of aerodynamic tweaks and upgrades to the exterior, giving the model a visual lift. The honeycomb grille and big lower air intakes, front splitter and rear spoiler all point to the car’s overt performance potential, as do the carbon finish mirrors, twin exhaust tailpipes and big alloys with low profile tyres. There are plenty of ways to customise your TT RS, including a range of nine paint colours that includes the RS-unique Nardo Grey.

Sitting behind the wheel of a TT is a bit of a treat too, as the latest version features a highly appealing dash design that’s tactile and well thought out. It’s also remarkably well screwed together from high quality materials, and with the RS’s extra sporty detailing it really looks the part. 

Sat-nav, stereo and infotainment

The TT RS benefits from the Audi Virtual Cockpit system that appears across most of the model range. It means you get a 12.3-inch high definition screen instead of a traditional instrument pack, and with features like sat-nav and other vehicle parameters cleverly integrated. For this reason, you don’t need another display cluttering up the centre of the dash like you’ll find in the A3, A4 or A5

Next Steps

Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £57,935

Most Economical

  • Name
    TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £57,935

Fastest

  • Name
    TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £57,935

Most Popular

New electric MG Cyberster roadster to take brand back to its roots
MG roadster exclusive image - front
News

New electric MG Cyberster roadster to take brand back to its roots

The all-electric two-seat MG sports car is poised to follow the likes of the MG TF and MGB, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
23 Jun 2022
‘New Jaguar will be “a copy of nothing” – in every way’
Opinion - Jaguar
Jaguar

‘New Jaguar will be “a copy of nothing” – in every way’

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks Jaguar's rebirth is a risk worth taking
15 Jun 2022
New Alfa Romeo Tonale Quadrifoglio production to be decided by customer demand
Alfa Romeo Tonale Quadrifoglio
News

New Alfa Romeo Tonale Quadrifoglio production to be decided by customer demand

Customer interest will be a key factor in whether a proposed hot Alfa Romeo Tonale Quadrifoglio will reach showrooms
24 Jun 2022