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1995 Audi TTS Roadster

Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995 - Interior
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995 - Interior
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995 - Interior
Audi TTS Roadster, 1995 - Interior
Bilder: Audi AG
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Ingolstadt - As a variation on the theme of the Audi TT Coupé presented with such success at the German Motor Show (the "IAA") in Frankfurt, Audi followed up quickly at the Tokyo Show with the first public showing of the Audi TTS Roadster, also based on the same quattro running gear as the Coupé.

One of the most captivating ideas of Audi's young, avant-garde team of designers and engineers thus developed into what could almost be regarded as a small model programme all its own.

Apart from its open body styling with fixed, integral roll bars over which a fabric soft top can be stretched tent-style, certain other major components of the TTS Roadster differ from those in the TT Coupé: distinguished by the "S" in the "TTS" badging, the roadster's engine is a concept study for a powerful sports version of the 1.8-litre turbocharged unit with five valves per cylinder, developing 154 kW (210 bhp) and with 250 Nm of muscular torque for vigorous pulling power. The Roadster has larger, 18-inch, wheels, side-panel air outlets from the engine compartment and leather-covered sports seats with thong lacing that suggests baseball gloves. The "plus two" seats at the rear have been deleted to provide space for stowing the soft top. As in all Audis, two airbags are a standard safety feature.

Every detail, both visual and technical, has been scrutinised to eliminate the unnecessary and create an effect of substance and maturity. The sense of the absolute which the Audi TTS Roadster conveys is emphasised by the use of aluminium for body elements, by the fundamental character of the interior equipment and trim and of course by the impressive performance data: acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in about 6 seconds, top speed in the region of 240 km/h, average fuel consumption by the standard test method below 9 litres per 100 kilometres.

History of a compression process

The Audi TT Coupé the undoubted star of the German Motor Show, could be described as a "highly compressed" design. Now the same process has effectively been taken a stage further in the Roadster: by omitting the roof!

The team that redefined sports car design in a one-year 'tour de force' by producing the TT Coupé has, in parallel as it were, re-interpreted open- car driving too, by creating the Audi TTS Roadster.

Although both Coupé and Roadster are individual concepts, each with its own character, the relationship is still quite evident. In the words of Peter Schreyer, the young chief stylist at Audi: "The Roadster was the first step in our mental search for the 'new sports car', but we were soon aware of how effectively the Coupé and the Roadster fit together and complement each other. They're members of a single family, with all the mutual support and firm foundation which this implies. This confirms quite clearly that they're more than just a one-night stand or 'Motor Show sensation' - they're part of a model structure with clearly defined lateral links."

This basis provides ample scope for new ideas. Although the Audi TTS Roadster is a car that captivates the feelings from the very first glance, its technical pedigree is flawless (something that evidently matters to the Audi development engineers responsible for this concept car), with many high-tech elements included. The spin-off that results: the new car is neither a highly sensitive experimental technology carrier nor a fraudulent fresh-up only moderately exciting standard features under a new, suggestive outer skin.

The TT Coupé and TTS Roadster make no claims whatsoever to be anything they're not.

Pretensions without pretence - surely this is the highest goal to which our modem car-owning society can aspire? To discard illusions of prestige and social manoeuvring, to build a "driving machine" so systematically that the usual rational arguments cease to apply, a car that "reaches the heart" immediately and instinctively.
Quelle: www.audi.com
Andere Audi
1973 Audi Karmann Asso di Picche (ItalDesign), 1974 Audi 100S Coupe Speciale (Frua), 1980 Audi Quattro, 1981 Audi Auto 2000, 1981 Audi Quartz (Pininfarina), 1989 Audi Cabrio-Studie, 1991 Audi Avus, 1991 Audi Quattro Spyder, 1993 Audi ASF, 1995 Audi TT Concept, 1995 Audi TTS Roadster, 1997 Audi A6, 1997 Audi Al2, 1997 Audi AL2 Open End, 2000 Audi Project Rosemeyer, 2000 Audi Steppenwolf, 2001 Audi Avantissimo, 2003 Audi Le Mans Quattro, 2003 Audi Nuvolari, 2003 Audi Pikes Peak, 2004 Audi RSQ, 2005 Audi Allroad Quattro, 2005 Audi Shooting Brake, 2006 Audi Q7, 2006 Audi Roadjet, 2006 Audi TT, 2007 Audi Cross Cabriolet Quattro, 2007 Audi Cross Coupe Quattro, 2007 Audi Metroproject Quattro, 2007 Audi TT Clubsport Quattro, 2008 Audi A1 Sportback, 2009 Audi e-tron concept, 2009 Audi Sportback, 2010 Audi A1 e-tron, 2010 Audi Detroit showcar e-tron, 2010 Audi e-tron Spyder, 2010 Audi quattro, 2011 Audi A1 clubsport quattro, 2011 Audi A2 Concept, 2011 Audi A3 e-tron, 2011 Audi A3 Sedan, 2011 Audi Urban e-Tron, 2012 Audi Crosslane Coupe, 2013 Audi Nanuk quattro (ItalDesign), 2013 Audi Sport Quattro, 2014 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake, 2014 Audi Prologue, 2014 Audi TT offroad, 2014 Audi TT Sportback, 2015 Audi E-Tron Quattro, 2015 Audi Prologue Allroad, 2015 Audi Prologue Avant, 2016 Audi H-Tron Quattro, 2017 Audi Aicon, 2017 Audi Elaine, 2017 Audi E-Tron Sportback, 2017 Audi Q8, 2017 Audi Q8 Sport, 2018 Audi e-tron GT, 2018 Audi PB18 E-Tron, 2019 Audi AI:ME, 2019 Audi AI:TRAIL quattro, 2019 Audi Q4 e-Tron
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