A series covering the ownership experience of a 2013 Audi TT S line competition. Learn what it’s like to live day-to-day, plus a comprehensive look at subtle modifications, enhancements and changes that help tailor the car even more specifically to the enthusiast owner without the radical approach of a full-on show car or track special.
4 Season Test: 2013 Audi TT S line competition – Introduction
“competition”. It is one of the latest designations in Audi’s repertoire of limited models. Near as we can tell it began with upgrade packages for the A1, and now Audi has begun to roll out some kitted models that bear the name. We were intrigued enough to add one to our fleet in the form of a TT.
4 Season Test: 2013 Audi TT S line competition – Part 2
No sooner had our 4 Season Test 2013 Audi TT S line competition arrived than we put it straight to work. Dodging a late winter snow here or there, we barely managed to get through the first thousand miles of going easy for “break in” before we headed on a 1K mile trip south to the 12 Hours of Sebring… and then back again.
4 Season Test: 2013 Audi TT S line competition – Part 3
It’s June and that is a good reminder that the summer enthusiast show & event season is solidly in play. Cars in our fleet are often displayed at these sorts of events and our eye-catching Samoa Orange 2013 Audi TT S line competition is absolutely no exception.
4 Season Test: 2013 Audi TT S line competition – Part 4, Wheels & Tires
The stock wheels on our TT have garnered plenty of attention, but there’s always the temptation to try something different. In our case, we wanted something with an OE+ tie and looked to the R8 GT. We paired those with some of the latest all-season tires from Michelin. More…
4 Season Test: 2013 Audi TT S line competition – Part 5, Ticket & the Roots
Summer has fully arrived and with the warm weather comes even more reasons to love our Samoa Orange Metallic Audi TT S line competition… well, most reasons to love it, but there are a few downsides.
4 Season Test: 2013 Audi TT S line competition – Part 6, The Big Show
In addition to offering long-term ownership impressions of various Audi sport and specialty models over the years, another purpose of our 4 Season Test fleet over the years has been for display purposes at shows where Fourtitude maintains a presence. More…
4 Season Test: 2013 Audi TT S line competition – Part 7, Subtle Upgrades
We’ve been enjoying what’s left of summer with our Audi TT S line competition, from daily driving to trips to several car shows and enthusiast gatherings. During this time, we’ve also personalized it just a bit in order to better suit it to our needs.
4 Season Test: 2013 Audi TT S line competition – Part 8, H20i
With September comes the effective end of the summer show season marked by a weekend in Ocean City, Maryland at the enthusiast-oriented H20 International show. As with other events that Fourtitude is a part of, our Samoa Orange TT played a key part in our display. More…
4 Season Test: 2013 Audi TT S line competition, Navigating The Great Pumpkin
As we reposition the car, a woman walks up and is overcome. Given the circumstances and the orange and black paint scheme, she’s convinced the car is the ultimate Halloween mobile. More…
4 Season Test: 2013 Audi TT S line competition, Long Commutes & Impressing Designers
Mileage has been going onto the TT a little more rapidly. It’s been used several times for the two-hour commute to Georgetown, Washington, DC – a task for which it seems supremely suited.
4 Season Test: 2013 TT S line competition – Winter Tires for quattro Weather
A German engineer friend who works at one very familiar German automotive manufacturer once spoke of tires to us in these words. “Summer tires are optimized for summer and shit in the winter. Winter are optimized for winter and shit in the summer. All-season tires are shit in the summer and shit in the winter.”