Behind the wheel with the top down

As someone who is fortunate enough to drive a lot of different Audi models, it can hard to pick a favorite. Aside from the mighty R8, the new 2016 Audi TT Roadster just may be mine. I’m spending a week with this quick, responsive sports car, really enjoying the 2.0T engine. The engine generates 220 HP and 270 LB FT of torque in a car that weighs just over 3,000 pounds.

To do a review, I drove the TT to Palm Springs and had a great lunch at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage at State Fare Bar + Kitchen. You can read the full story of my experience on

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

Coachella Pizza
Coachella Pizza in the Coachella Valley
Hass avocado chips
Hass avocado chips at State Fare

For me, the Audi TT is the perfect combination of luxury and performance

S sport seats done in Fine Nappa Leather

It’s all about the details
Audi TT Roadster interior
The driver-friendly interior
Audi TT Roadster rear view
Looks good coming or going
Audi quattro
The TT features Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system