Audi has confirmed it will reveal the all-new TT at the Geneva Motor Show – and has today issued first-sketch teasers.
The third generation TT is still obviously a TT. Audi would never stray from the iconic cues that made the original among many a car designer’s favourite rival designs.
However, it looks like the new TT is going to become a bit edgier, more muscular and, from the front, a lot more aggressive. If the designs carry through to reality, there’s to be more sporty dynamism in the new TT.
The front end boasts Audi’s new ‘Singleframe’ grille, and the four rings logo sits above it rather than within, like the R8. Daytime running lights are also incorporated into those divider strips in the headlights. With plenty more lines and angles, it’s going to become a much more moody sight in your rear view mirror.
However, the rear is more familiar, again with tecchy LED lights and, for all engines apart from TTS, twin round exhausts. The TTS gets four.
And even Audi admits many aspects of the side profile will be familiar – sill contours with a light edge, wide wheelarches, front wheelarch that eats into the bonnet shut line, and a ‘floating’ greenhouse on top.
The kink in the rear C-pillar is new though: Audi reckons this gives it a “powerful athletic look and enhances the impression of tension,” it says here.
We’ve already seen the interior, which looks exemplary in detail and boasts a paired back, simplified look with gorgeous details such as turbine-like air bents. The fully-digital dial pack also represents a technological leap.
Overall, concludes Audi, the new TT has been “systematically refined” and is “particularly notable for its sharper lines, which have been defined very dynamically and precisely”.
This all sounds very Audi: at the Geneva Motor Show early next month, we’ll find out just how the “interplay of surfaces creates incredible tension”.
All eyes on Switzerland. Although we still can’t see it usurping the original TT as the car all other designers which they’d drawn…