Static photo,  Colour: Tango Red

Static photo,
Colour: Tango Red

Not quite flush enough to get an Audi TTS or TT RS, but find the standard coupé or roadster a bit too tame? Ingolstadt has the answer in the form of the Audi TT S line competition, a more hardcore add-on package for the regular variants.

Following the formula of the recently-unveiled Q3 S line competition, the range-topping model comes with a few exterior tweaks over the standard S line pack. A gloss black finish coats the Singleframe grille, front splitter, door mirror caps and rear diffuser insert, and the tailpipes are in black chrome. There’s also a fixed rear wing painted in, you guessed it, gloss black.

As standard, the competition rolls on 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels in, yes, gloss black again, wearing 245/35-section tyres. They hide red brake callipers, and are linked to a sport suspension setup with firmer springs and dampers, dropping the TT’s ride height by 10 mm.

Static photo,  Colour: Glacier White

Static photo,
Colour: Glacier White

Inside, there are S-embossed sport seats with optional pneumatic side bolsters, as well as a flat-bottomed S line sport steering wheel. The TT’s standard Audi virtual cockpit instrument cluster also gets a new sport display here, putting the rev counter and speed readout front and centre.

The interior is trimmed in black leather and Alcantara upholstery with grey contrasting stitching, with full fine Nappa leather available as an option. Meanwhile, the dashboard features a honeycomb pattern on the soft-touch plastics (à la TTS, as are the floor mats) and gets brushed aluminium trim; the iconic round air vents, centre console clips and seat trims are finished in slate grey chrome paint.

The S line competition is offered with the 230 hp 2.0 litre TFSI turbo four-pot, either as a front-wheel drive variant with a six-speed manual gearbox or an S tronic dual-clutch transmission, or with quattro all-wheel drive and the S tronic ‘box. Prices start at €41,940 (RM193,500) for the coupé and €44,340 (RM204,500) for the roadster, and the car will be available in Europe by end-2016.