All-new Audi TT sketches released, debut at Geneva Auto Show
Audi will unveil the third and latest iteration of its compact sports car the Audi TT at next month's Geneva Motor Show. Till then, we will have to contend ourselves with the sketches that Audi has released. The new design seems to take cues from Audi's R8 and Volkswagen's Beetle models, and also seems inspired by the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake showcar exhibited at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Click to view the image gallery of the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake.
Headlights have an option of LED or Audi's Matrix LED technologies
The exterior seems to be designed with a more aggressive look though the silhouette as seen in the first generation is retained. The front end is dominated by the trapezoidal grille with horizontal lines. The air intakes on the bumper are divided by struts and this division motif is seen on the headlamp and taillight assembly as well. The Audi four rings logo is now placed centrally at the bonnet, like in the R8. Headlights come with option of LED or Audi's Matrix LED technology.
The side view has bold, protruding wheel arches and a prominent shoulder line which starts from the headlights and moves all the way to the posterior. The C-pillar gets a slight pull which gives the side view an athletic and sporty look.
All versions of the TT will feature two large, round exhaust pipes in the diffuser except for the S which gets 4
The struts in the tail light assembly remain permanently lit and the third brake light consisting of a flat strip shape acts as a link between the two units on either side. All version of the TT will feature two large, round exhaust pipes in the diffuser with the exception of TTS, which like other S models gets four tail pipes.
Interior have a minimalist style theme which gives it a clean and sporty feel. The top view of the dashboard resembles an aircraft wing. The round turbine look air vents have air-conditioning controls integrated in them and along with the removal of the central MMI monitor gives the dashboard a very slim fascia. The MMI monitor will make way for Audi's virtual cockpit system.
Audi will release more details on the TT at the unveiling at Geneva.
Audi TT sketches press release
|ALL-NEW AUDI TT READY TO TAKE SHAPE IN GENEVA A new take on one of the most iconic Audi models in recent years will be unveiled next month. ? Debut at Salon de L'Automobile Geneva, March 6-16 2014 ? Audi Press Conference on Press Day, March 4 at 9am CET ? Design line reminiscent of the first model generation ? Audi virtual cockpit and Matrix LED headlights are the technical highlights ? Interior design with focused, minimalist styling Ingolstadt, February 20, 2014 At next month's Geneva Motor Show Audi will pull the wraps from a completely new iteration of the compact sports car that tore up the rulebook and changed the course of design in its class at its 1998 launch. For the third generation of the iconic TT, the designers have reinterpreted a host of ideas from that first, game-changing template. The front end of the new Audi TT has dominant horizontals. The Singleframe grille is broad and flat. Two contours form a V-pattern over the bonnet. The position of the four rings is also new - they now sit centrally on the hood, echoing the R8. Struts divide up the large air inlets. The headlights repeat this motif they are structured with divider struts acting as reflectors for the daytime running light. Audi can supply the headlights as an option with LED technology or its pioneering Matrix LED technology, where controllable individual light-emitting diodes generate the main beam. Many details of the new Coupé's profile are reminiscent of the first generation's classic design. The sill contour forms a powerful light edge and the wide wheel arches constitute distinct geometrical entities. At the front, the wheel arch intersects the bonnet join, which continues over the door as the tornado line and extends all the way to the rear. The flat greenhouse looks like an entity in its own right. The shape of the C-pillar, with a slight kink, gives the TT a powerful, athletic look and enhances the impression of tension. At the rear, too, horizontal lines reinforce the wide and focused impression. The struts in the rear lights pick up on the headlights' motif. They remain permanently on another Audi innovation. The third brake light with a flat strip shape links the two units on either side. All engine versions have two large, round exhaust tailpipes in the diffuser. Like all Audi S models, the TTS features four tailpipes. Inside, too, the styling is so light it almost seems to float, evoking the clean sports car character of the new Audi TT. The centre console and door trims have flowing, matching shapes. Seen from above, the dashboard resembles the wing of an aircraft. The round air vents, a classic TT feature, have a turbine-like look and incorporate the air conditioning controls. This solution and the elimination of the central MMI monitor, now replaced by the Audi virtual cockpit paves the way for the dashboard's remarkably slim architecture. Sharper lines and a more dramatic interplay between surfaces will be particularly notable features of the third generation of the Audi TT, but they only scratch the surface of a pedigree sports car that has been systematically refined in every department, both inside and out.|
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