Audi has given us a glimpse into the future of the TT sportscar, showing us the third iteration of the all-wheel drive coupe in a series of official sketches. The automaker says the new car will reinterpret a host of ideas from the first generation TT, launched in 1998, in a dynamic and diverse way.
The front of the new TT has dominant horizontal lines, with a broad, “Singleframe” grille. Audi’s four rings have been moved from the grille to the middle of the hood, mimicking the R8 supercar. There are also sharper, redesigned headlights which Audi says can be configured with LED lights or their pioneering Matrix LED technology.
Large, prominent wheel arches flare out from the side of the car, while a defined shoulder line runs from the headlamps through to the tail lamps. Out back, more horizontal lines define the cars wide, sporty stance. Audi says all engines in the TT will feature two large, round exhaust pipes in the diffuser, but the uprated TTS will receive four pipes.
Apart from the all-new bodywork, the new TT gets new underpinnings which Autoweek says will incorporate elements of parent company Volkswagen’s MQB modular transverse architecture. The car is expected to be powered by a range of small, turbocharged four-cylinder engines, including a 1.8 liter 177 horsepower version and a 2.0 liter, 217 horsepower version of Volkswagen’s EA888 mill.
We’ll have full details when the third-generation Audi TT makes its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.