That’s why we no longer want to get out of the TT RS and the Boxster GTS 4.0
Audi TT RS Roadster and Porsche Boxster GTS 4.0 do not offer a fixed roof, but powerful steam – and a lot of other fun as well. A comparison!
We prefer to see the Porsche Boxster from behind
Adorable: The Porsche is wide and beefy, especially its rear is extremely successful.
Im Porsche it draws more, by the way, but that’s exactly what we want. And, just to understand that Wind deflectors stay where they belong: in the sink. The Boxster is lying flat and wide and full on the street, it is an absolute eye-catcher bewitchingly beautiful stern. The facility follows a technical and functional line, with lots of buttons and instruments. Important classic ingredients are the ignition lock on the left and the large one in the GTS 4.0 red colored rev counter in the middle of the instruments. That ranges up to 9000, and we suspect what’s coming. The Full bucket seats (5355 euros) of the test car we don’t necessarily need. You sit in there lashed down like the pilot in the pulpit, but getting in and out is not that easy for not so young test editors.
With the five-cylinder, the TT gets a lot of character
Poison green bullet: The color of the Audi attracts more attention than its test competitor.
The Audi, You have to say that, more people look after it. That likes most Kyalamigrun lie (450 euros extra). Apart from that, the TT RS creates something like Goosebumps on the retina, looks beefy, compact and emphasizes lovingly in detail made. This is especially true for that beautiful cockpit with the navigation system integrated into the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and the filigree controls for the climate in the ventilation nozzles. The TT RS is fired by one 2.5-liter five-cylinder. In times of Euro 6d and so on it no longer has the brutally unrestrained nature of its predecessor, but it is still one Character piece. 400 PS at 5850 tours, 480 Nm at 1950 to 5850, firing order 1-2-4-5-3. It sounds dry, hoarse and just wonderful.
Audi has tuned the TT RS stresses tight, it becomes rumbling to stubborn on quickly following transverse joints. The double clutch gearbox begins to move a little hesitantly when starting, but then reacts quickly, the steering speaks very direct but delivers little feedback. In short: the Audi is nimble and jagged around the corners without becoming hectic.
In the driving comparison, the Audi loses out against the Porsche
Irresistible: the Audi is good, but the Porsche is even better – especially its engine.
Fine thing, but the Porsche is a different caliber. It starts with the engine. We only say: suction cups! Six cylinders, four liter displacement, 400 PS at 7000, 420 Nm – but first at 5000 tours. The guy doesn’t have a steep torque plateau, you have to turn it, turn it, turn it! And nothing better than that, so spontaneous, so toxic only a sucker reacts to the gas. The boxer happily rages through the rev range (up to 7800) and builds wonderfully linear its strength on. The sound is also a pleasure, sipping, metallic, dull rumbling and definitely not quiet. The fine-nerved, not quite as pointed as the steering of the Audi and the short and precisely switchable six-speed gearbox complete the pleasure. Lustful the Porsche turns into the bends, the boxer pushes that Traction is outstanding, the storm bursts into the cockpit – after that comes only motorcycle riding. For the Boxster GTS 4.0 Porsche calculates from 83,949 euros, of the Audi TT RS Roadster starts at 71.050 Euro. We have to think a little longer than ten seconds – especially since Audi probably wants to stop producing the TT.
* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the electricity consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to official fuel consumption”, which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).