• 09.05.2008

Video: Audi TTS First Drive

Audi TTS Video

We didn’t want to let the week end without publishing Chris Harris’ first drive review of the new Audi TTS.

I know that several of you are placing orders for the TTS soon and were keen to hear what we thought. Also, a few of you have test drives of your own scheduled in the next few weeks, so please post your thoughts within this post and let us know what you think.

Chris will be publishing his first drive of the new Audi TTD in our First Look section next week, but in the meantime take a look at his video of the new TTS, via the link below or within the My Drivers Republic gallery.

Audi TTS Video

  • Richard

    Thanks Chris enjoyed the TTS video, mine arrives in July ,and best wishes to all at DR with your new venture

  • Richard

    Thanks Chris enjoyed the TTS video, mine arrives in July ,and best wishes to all at DR with your new venture

  • Stephen

    Chris, the old TT never had a carbon fibre roof – it was just painted black …. lose 10 nerd points 😉

  • Stephen

    Chris, the old TT never had a carbon fibre roof – it was just painted black …. lose 10 nerd points 😉

  • Hans

    Cool video. Very down-to-earth approach, very useful, but still appealing to a complete car nut. Oh,and well presented. Nice.

  • Hans

    Cool video. Very down-to-earth approach, very useful, but still appealing to a complete car nut. Oh,and well presented. Nice.

  • John

    Glad I have one on order. Enjoyed the approach to the review which actually tells you a lot about the car and doesn’t just consist of the reviewer showing that thay can draft.

    Congratulations on new venture, good luck

  • John

    Glad I have one on order. Enjoyed the approach to the review which actually tells you a lot about the car and doesn’t just consist of the reviewer showing that thay can draft.

    Congratulations on new venture, good luck

  • Good to see the car being used on some real-roads. One of the downsides of BBC’s Top Gear format is that they will insist on featuring virtually all of the cars on the track only. For 99% of the people 99% of the time, that’s of no use at all.

  • Good to see the car being used on some real-roads. One of the downsides of BBC’s Top Gear format is that they will insist on featuring virtually all of the cars on the track only. For 99% of the people 99% of the time, that’s of no use at all.

  • Must just say I am glad to see the site is going to feature Chris-on-camera style videos, I find these really enjoyable.

    I wish they’d done a little more to differentiate the car from the regular TT…but then I suppose the S models are suppose to meld performance and subtlety. Perhaps the red paint is putting me off…

    Can we expect an RS TT in future?

  • Must just say I am glad to see the site is going to feature Chris-on-camera style videos, I find these really enjoyable.

    I wish they’d done a little more to differentiate the car from the regular TT…but then I suppose the S models are suppose to meld performance and subtlety. Perhaps the red paint is putting me off…

    Can we expect an RS TT in future?

  • Jon

    Cool skid coming out of that junction.

  • Jon

    Cool skid coming out of that junction.

  • Mike

    Great work Chris and good luck everyone with this venture. Glad to see Audi have finally made a TT worthy of the sports car title. Breathed a sigh of relief as I too have one on order. Richard – where did you get July from my Audi dealer has no idea when they will arrive here?

  • Mike

    Great work Chris and good luck everyone with this venture. Glad to see Audi have finally made a TT worthy of the sports car title. Breathed a sigh of relief as I too have one on order. Richard – where did you get July from my Audi dealer has no idea when they will arrive here?

  • Richard

    Mike, I ordered it in January,with a build date confirmed last week of 15 June and delivery mid July, fingers crossed! from Poole Audi.

  • Richard

    Mike, I ordered it in January,with a build date confirmed last week of 15 June and delivery mid July, fingers crossed! from Poole Audi.

  • Mike

    Thanks for that Richard – I ordered mine in Jan too – 5 days after the Launch at the detroit show in fact. Guess who I’ll be calling tomorrow!

  • Mike

    Thanks for that Richard – I ordered mine in Jan too – 5 days after the Launch at the detroit show in fact. Guess who I’ll be calling tomorrow!

  • Paul

    Good video review, at last a TT with some character, voice and credability. I hope D.R. is a huge success, I can’t wait to become a member and make a nuisance of myself

  • Paul

    Good video review, at last a TT with some character, voice and credability. I hope D.R. is a huge success, I can’t wait to become a member and make a nuisance of myself

  • Rob

    Good review, but was it the drive experience diluted and somehow clinical or full of passion as it should be in a sports car?

    Regards

    Rob

  • Rob

    Good review, but was it the drive experience diluted and somehow clinical or full of passion as it should be in a sports car?

    Regards

    Rob

  • Apex Twin

    “Cool skid coming out of that junction.”

    Brrrrrmmmmm! Brrrrrrrrmmmm! Hot Wheels is kool!

    Is it half term already?

  • Apex Twin

    “Cool skid coming out of that junction.”

    Brrrrrmmmmm! Brrrrrrrrmmmm! Hot Wheels is kool!

    Is it half term already?

  • cobra46

    Hallo,
    Thanks to the author for good review.I put an order for a white roadster with DSG.As we’ll be using that 12months a year, we think to
    get a great all-rounder.I loved the little side-way action :-)) As to delivery-date
    I am not so sure about that.
    Living in Switzerland there migth be different
    dates 🙁

    @ DR: Best wishes for success, BUT I’ll miss your articles in EVO.

    Regards,
    R.

  • cobra46

    Hallo,
    Thanks to the author for good review.I put an order for a white roadster with DSG.As we’ll be using that 12months a year, we think to
    get a great all-rounder.I loved the little side-way action :-)) As to delivery-date
    I am not so sure about that.
    Living in Switzerland there migth be different
    dates 🙁

    @ DR: Best wishes for success, BUT I’ll miss your articles in EVO.

    Regards,
    R.

  • sledge

    Good review (very Chris-on-Camera-esque), however, I found the volume on it was really low. Had the speakers on my laptop jacked up all the way and still could only barely hear it. Could you guys look into this?

    Thanks and good luck!
    Sledge

  • sledge

    Good review (very Chris-on-Camera-esque), however, I found the volume on it was really low. Had the speakers on my laptop jacked up all the way and still could only barely hear it. Could you guys look into this?

    Thanks and good luck!
    Sledge

  • Nitrix

    I may be wrong, but looking at the Audi literature, the Red TTS featured did have 19 x 9J’ ‘5-spokeStar’, not the 18″ alloy fitted. The 18″ spokes flare out at the top, the 19″ keep straight.

  • Nitrix

    I may be wrong, but looking at the Audi literature, the Red TTS featured did have 19 x 9J’ ‘5-spokeStar’, not the 18″ alloy fitted. The 18″ spokes flare out at the top, the 19″ keep straight.

  • Slip

    The TTS looks good, subtle but still enough tweaks to stand out from the usual TT. I am waiting for delivery June/July for coupe with S-Tronic so was relieved to read and watch Chris’ review! Regardless of the car, the whole concept of vid reviews is awesome and informative. Good to see him back on video too, and good luck guys with what already seems an exciting site.

  • Slip

    The TTS looks good, subtle but still enough tweaks to stand out from the usual TT. I am waiting for delivery June/July for coupe with S-Tronic so was relieved to read and watch Chris’ review! Regardless of the car, the whole concept of vid reviews is awesome and informative. Good to see him back on video too, and good luck guys with what already seems an exciting site.

  • Slip

    agreed the sound was low on my PC and laptop and mates said same!

  • Slip

    agreed the sound was low on my PC and laptop and mates said same!

  • Amazing website
    Amazing video
    Again amazing presentation

    Many greetings from Audi Sports Club in Greece

  • Amazing website
    Amazing video
    Again amazing presentation

    Many greetings from Audi Sports Club in Greece

  • Alex

    Nice one, definately!
    But I would miss that V6 sound of my MK1 3.2…

  • Alex

    Nice one, definately!
    But I would miss that V6 sound of my MK1 3.2…

  • Slip

    Has anyone else ordered Sprint Blue?

  • Slip

    Has anyone else ordered Sprint Blue?

  • Peter

    Many thanks Chris for the excellent video.
    Really enjoyable,and an excellent car. Miles better than Richard Bremner who could only go on about how the TTS understears whilst taking a bend much too fast in the wet.!
    All the best to Drivers Republic, everything so far is very profesionally put together with great quality.

  • Peter

    Many thanks Chris for the excellent video.
    Really enjoyable,and an excellent car. Miles better than Richard Bremner who could only go on about how the TTS understears whilst taking a bend much too fast in the wet.!
    All the best to Drivers Republic, everything so far is very profesionally put together with great quality.