When it comes to lavish sports cars, safety isn’t often the first thing to spring to mind. They are associated with speed and style. Safety is a term more often associated with family vehicles: hatchbacks, sedans, and SUVs. However, whenever you take to the roads, you should always think of your safety first. It can be a dangerous place, and you don’t want to put your life on the line for the sake of laying ownership to an aesthetically pleasing or high-performance vehicle. The good news? You don’t have to completely sacrifice safety if you have your heart set on a sports vehicle. A case in point? The Audi TT Coupe. This vehicle boasts impressive safety records and features but wouldn’t look out of place alongside various other luxury cars. Here’s everything you need to know about it!
As always: safety first! The Audi TT Coupe is currently the only sports car to have undertaken stringent Euro NCAP Safety Tests. It gained four stars in these tests under the new rules which make it extremely difficult to achieve the maximum five stars. So, all in all, it’s pretty impressive for a car of its category. Its features include well-tested airbags, traction control, and electronic stability control (otherwise known as ESC). Lane departure warnings are standard on all petrol models and can be installed on alternative models as an extra. There is also blind spot monitoring and traffic-sign recognition. Impressive! The vehicle is also good for families or traveling with children, as the seats have Isofix child seat mounting points and the front passenger airbags can also be easily deactivated if a car seat is being placed in the front. Remember, the safer your vehicle is, the less likely you are to experience accidents on the road. However, you can never guarantee that other road users are as vigilant or invested in their own and others’ safety as you are and you may end up having a bump or scrape regardless. In these kinds of situations, an auto accident attorney will have a much easier time fighting your case in court if you’ve deliberately chosen a road safe vehicle, as this exemplifies your care for others and respect for safety.
Performance and Handling
Now we’ve dealt with all-important safety, we can start focusing on other attractive aspects of the vehicle. The engine is turbocharged, coming in 1.8 litres as standard, but there are also two different 2.0-litre options available – one with 227bhp and the other with 306bhp. The 1.8 is, expectedly, the cheapest option but offers great value for money in terms of performance. This engine delivers fast acceleration. However, if you do want more power, opt for the 2.0-litre engine which will see you accelerate from 0 to 60 in six seconds. The Audi TT Coupe also has extremely light and accurate steering with good grip. The body doesn’t lean much when cornering, offering you more control over the vehicle in general too!
When investing in a luxury vehicle, you expect one thing in particular: comfort. You want a comfortable experience for both you and your passengers every time you get into it. The high-quality suspension offers a surprisingly bumpless ride for a sports car, especially if you forgo the extra large wheels (up to 20-inch alloys are available). Individuals of all shapes and sizes can generally be seated comfortably, even when driving. The steering wheel can be adjusted, and the seat is very plush and supportive.
One fall back with this vehicle is that it has limited space in the rear seats. However, this is expected when purchasing a sports vehicle. After all, if you want a small, sleek car, you’re going to have to sacrifice space somewhere along the line. Luckily, rear seat passengers won’t have to worry about luggage taking up their limited leg space, as there is plenty of boot space.
The interior of this vehicle is rather attractive, with a large and simple, well-lit dashboard. There is also an astounding 12.3-inch color display behind the steering wheel, which means you can spend more time with your eyes on the road rather than glancing from side to dash to the road while driving.
So, there you have it. If you’re looking for a safe sports car that doesn’t fail to deliver when it comes to performance, handling, and style, you know exactly where to look. The Audi TT Coupe should meet all of your needs!