Audi TT range will be available with the new Amplified Black specification, which is currently offered as an optional extra for all TT Coupé and Roadster Black Edition models. The new option upgrade puts the price £700 higher than the cost of the equivalent Black Edition model.
The TT Black Edition already boasts a dark and sporty look due to the choice of four striking paint finishes (which include the bold Samoa Orange).
But it becomes more purposeful because of the Amplified Black package, which includes the black-finished front lip spoiler, black door mirror housings, black TT RS-style fixed rear spoiler and black 19-inch ‘Rotor’ design alloy wheels. The theme continues at the rear with black diffuser insert and black exhaust tailpipes.
The option price includes the choice among four metallic or pearl effect colours: Glacier White, Misano Red, Daytona Grey or Samoa Orange. If this last colour is picked, even its interior inlays have this stunning paint. The inlays are in matt brushed aluminium for the other options. The Black Edition specification based on the top S line trim level is already comprehensive.
It features black trimming for the radiator grille surround and number plate holder, tinted rear privacy glass, xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, black leather and Alcantara upholstery, a premium BOSE surround sound system, iPod and mobile phone connection and rear acoustic parking.
The two engines come with this unique new appearance. The 2.0-litre TFSI petrol with 211PS is linked to either front-wheel-drive or quattro all-wheel-drive while the 2.0-litre TDI with 170PS is mated to just the quattro drive.
Black Edition models that include the £700 Amplified Black option package have a starting OTR price of £31,365 for the 2.0 TFSI Coupé with six-speed manual gearbox. This increases to £36,360 for the 2.0 TFSI quattro Roadster with six-speed S tronic transmission.
Audi TT Coupe and the TT Roadster second generations made their names as design leaders, just like their forerunners. Receiving such awards as the World Design Car of the Year 2007 further proves this standing. A muscular, wide base, strong shoulders, and a tabled roof – these two sporty compacts have amazing lines of masculinity. Their vibrant look appears more dramatic than before.
The most apparent trait from the car’s front is the commanding fender that outlines the bigger air intakes with deep, sharp, drawn edges. The fog lamps have chrome rings setting them off. Also, featuring a new appearance is the glossy black fretwork around the single-frame grille and the available option of xenon plus headlamps. Twelve LEDs in white create straight lines at the headlamps’ lower edges to act as the day running lights. These, along with the wings along the headlamp bodies, are traditional designs found in Audi features.
The rounded tail light reflectors that seem to float add depth to the car’s rear. The substantial tailpipes of the exhaust - the 2.0 TFSI comes with a dual exhaust - and the bigger, matte black diffuser add more accents. A spoiler that can extend at 120 km/h (74.56 mph) works to improve downforce.
Audi TT Coupe and the TT Roadster have been upgraded with an additional two cm (0.79 in) to both so that they now measure 4,187 mm (13.74 ft) long. The 1,842 mm (6.04 ft) width and the 1,352 mm (4.44 ft) and 1,357 mm (4.45 ft) heights for the Coupe and Roadster, respectively, haven’t been changed. The wheelbase is 2,468 mm (8.10 ft). Four new metallic colours are not in the TT range: Scuba Blue, Oolong Gray, Volcano Red, and Dakota Gray. Daytona Gray with a pearl accent can also be had with the S line package.