Following the interior preview at the past CES show, Audi has now released a set of exterior sketches of the third-generation TT coupé.
As the official document reports, designers took inspiration from the original 1998 model.
The front end is defined by horizontal lines, with a broad and flat Singleframe grille, and the four rings positioned centrally on the hood, echoing the R8.
Two contours form a V-pattern over the engine hood. 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.
The headlights will be available with the optional LED technology or the 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 hood 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-post, 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, sporty 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 center 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, evoke the engines and incorporate the air conditioning controls. This solution – and the elimination of the central MMI monitor, now replaced by the Audi virtual cockpit – pave the way for the dashboard’s remarkably slim architecture.