Redesigned for 2016, the TT coupe and convertible got a 220-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while the TTS featured a 292 hp version.
The six-speed automated manual transmission swaps gears quickly, but some vibration is noticeable at very low speeds.
The car feels nimble and entertaining, diving into corners with enthusiasm and a dash of steering feedback.
The ride is firm, but not punishing, and noise is kept at bay.
Inside the snug interior is Audi's new customizable 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, which replaces all conventional gauges and the typical mid-dash screen.
HVAC and seat-heat controls are all incorporated into the different dash vents.
Overall, the TT is more about style and technology than visceral sporty performance. For 2018, a new 400-hp, 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo RS performance version joins the line.