The new Audi TT has been previewed in a series of official design sketches, which reveal a car that continues to draw heavily on the Bauhaus-inspired design of the original, albeit with reinterpreted detailing aimed at giving it a more technical look than ever before.
Key among the changes brought to the latest TT coupé is the incorporation of more angular detailing. These official sketches reveal newly shaped headlamps, a sharper looking single-frame grille and reformed air ducts among other new styling elements.
In a move aimed at providing the TT with a closer family resemblance to the mid-engined R8, the four-ring Audi emblem has also been repositioned from the upper section of the grille to the leading edge of a signature clamshell-style bonnet.
Traditional cues include prominent wheelarch flares, sizeable wheel houses, a defined shoulder line running the entire length of the flanks from the headlights through to the tail-lights, a heavily curved roofline, a liftback-style tailgate and a horizontal feature line bisecting the tail-lights to provide added visual width at the rear.
As part of efforts to provide it with a more technical appearance, the headlights and tail-lights carry intricate LED-imbued graphics.
Set to make its debut at the Geneva motor show, the new TT coupé drops the platform of today’s second-generation model for more contemporary underpinnings incorporating elements of parent company Volkswagen’s latest MQB platform.