Audi has given us a first glimpse of next year’s all-new TT Roadster.
We Brits love the TT to bits, having bought tens of thousands of them since the model first arrived at the end of the 1990s.
The new TT Roadster is set to continue that with space-age digital instruments and a new range of engines.
Buyers won’t be able to get their hands on it until March 2015, when the first boat-loads of them arrive in the UK from the factory in Europe, but Audi has firmed up what to expect from the new soft-top.
A fully-automated folding fabric roof can give drivers their moment in the sun, while the “Audi virtual cockpit” 12.3in digital display can be tailored to show just about anything, from satnav maps to live car information.
At launch, a 226bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine will be paired with front or four-wheel drive, while a 181bhp diesel will only drive the front wheels.
Also arriving at the same time is the performance-biased TTS, with 306bhp to play with. It shares most of its mechanicals with the regular car, but rides on larger wheels and comes with more equipment as standard. Thanks to standard quattro four-wheel drive it will launch itself to 62mph in just 4.9 seconds.