Audi TT has made its world debut on the eve of the Geneva motor show. The third-generation model sports an evolved style, and is both lighter and more powerful than the outgoing model.
here officially for the first time, the new TT will go on sale in the
UK this autumn. For its third incarnation, the TT has been given an
all-new exterior design that looks sleeker while retaining similar
proportions and dimensions to its predecessor as well as a comparable
silhouette. The design combines more precise detailing up front, crisper
feature lines within the body, a boldly curved roof and significantly
altered rear end.
Described as being new from the ground up, the
latest TT also receives a sophisticated and larger 2+2 interior that
features a contemporary digital instrument panel and clean-looking
dashboard similar in appearance to that found in the Audi A3.
the technical front, there is a range of more powerful four-cylinder
engines, a fifth-generation Haldex four-wheel drive system and — in a
move that Audi technical boss Ulrich Hackenberg has suggested makes the
TT more fun to drive than ever before — a new aluminium-intensive
chassis featuring variable damping control and a variable-ratio
electromechanical power steering system.
Central among the
stylistic changes brought to the new coupé is the adoption of a more
aggressive-looking front end. This features an angular six-corner
grille, new trapezoidal-shaped headlights with more prominent LED
internal graphics, a more heavily contoured clamshell-style bonnet and
to the lower section of the
front bumper. In a move
that brings the TT into line with the range-topping R8, the four-ring Audi emblem has been moved from its usual place within the grille to the bonnet’s leading edge.
back, the new TT retains the prominent wheelarch flares of its
predecessors but gains larger wheel housings capable of accepting
larger-diameter wheels. A defined shoulder line, referred to by Audi as the Tornado line, runs the entire length of the flanks, from the trailing edge of the headlights through to the tail-lights.
glasshouse is similar in shape to that of the old TT, but the rear side
windows have been altered to further emphasise the rear pillars.
true to the three-door layout of earlier models, the new TT continues
to feature a liftback-style tailgate. However, the shape of the rear end
is now less rounded than before, with a defined lip to the end of the
body, an automatic spoiler that deploys at speeds above 75mph and more
Thanks to: Autocar