ABS and side air bags standard. ESC standard from 2001.
2000 brought the debut of the TT, Audi's striking sports coupe. Unlike many sports cars, the TT has a small rear seat. Initially, it came only with front-wheel drive; the Quattro all-wheel-drive option is now available, and a convertible model that comes with a 225-hp engine. A gutsy 1.8-liter turbocharged Four producing 180 hp connects to a five-speed manual transmission. New front-wheel-drive models have suspension revisions and electronic stability control. The interior is finished with aluminum, stainless steel, and leather. The TT's closest competitor in price is the new Honda S2000 roadster, which is sportier.