Want to feel very special, drive a great sports car and stand apart from the crowd but don’t have a million dollars for a Porsche 911?
No problem. I have the solution.
Sure, you could do what I suggested a few weeks ago and buy the ‘affordable’ and ‘useable’ supercar – Audi’s R8. With 600 plus horsepower from a screaming V10 and “arrest me now, I broke the speed limit the moment I turned the key” looks, you’re sure to draw attention and smiles. But even though relative to the used 911 market these cars are bargains, you’re saying ‘Come on, Carter – they’re still $170,000’. And you’re right – for most, they’re only affordable if you would consider them a primary residence rather than a weekend warrior.
So if you need to actually commute, what about Audi’s TTS? Okay, it’s not the 400 horsepower TT RS – I get it. But it retains the walk-on-water MQB platform and pairs it with the Golf R drivetrain – good for 292 horsepower and 280 lb.ft of torque driving all four wheels. Paired with the S-Tronic DSG dual-clutch, you’re capable of blitzing 60 mph in 4.6 seconds yet still this car returns 27 mpg on the highway. Unlike the R8, it’s also got rear seats (albeit quite small) and a hatchback that doesn’t contain a V10. While that’s disappointing when showing off to your friends, the reality is that occasionally you need to carry something larger than your ego.
But though it lacks the headline-grabbing figures and cross-marque instantly recognizable alpha-numeric nomenclature of its more famous siblings, the TTS fails to disappoint with performance and incorporates all the cutting-edge technology, including the mega-cool virtual dashboard. You can also spec it out in a bunch of really cool colors, such as the Vegas Yellow I looked at on the R8s. But this particular one, as you’ve seen, is a bit extra special, having been special ordered in Viper Green:
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Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch DSG semi-automatic
Mileage: 5,755 mi
Price: $45,990 Buy It Now
2016 Audi TTS 2.0T Quattro
2016 AUDI TTS COUPE QUATTRO S-TRONIC
This Rare 1-Owner, Non-Smoker, TTS in Green over a Black Leather Interior is Absolutely Stunning. It is in Pristine Condition Inside and Out. It is Well-Maintained and has a Clean Carfax. A Remainder of the Factory Warranty is in Effect.
Viper Green Exterior Paint (Originally $3,900.00)
Technology Package (Originally $3,250.00)
– Audi MMI Navigation Plus, Audi Connect w/ Online Services, Audi Side Assist, Auto-Dimming Power Exterior Mirrors, Parking System, Plus w/ Rearview Camera
20-Inch Y-Spoke Wheel Package (Originally $1,000.00)
Bang & Olufsen Sound System (Originally $950.00)
Fine Nappa Leather w/ ‘S’ Embossing (Originally $500.00)
Adaptive Rear Spoiler
2.0T 4-Cylinder Engine Producing 292hp / 280lb-ft
Audi Advanced Key
Heated 12-Way Adjustable Front Seats
Pneumatic Side Bolsters for Front Seats
A brand new TTS hits the showrooms at $52,950. Equip it like this one, and you’d be looking at nearly $60,000 worth of really fast Golf. That’s a lot of money, but then this is a pretty special car and even brand new it’s still a relative value compared to its performance class. However, if you like the spec and color combination here, this one is a very good value at basically $12,000 off MSRP for only 6,000 miles driven. Are there any downsides? Well, for a bit more money you could grab the even better performing RS3 with 4-doors rather than 2. But you’d be looking at a minimum of another $10,000 to get one with decent options. This TTS might not be the highest spec Audi out there, but it’s one hell of a performance deal in the grand scheme!