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.
Details remain scarce ahead of the new TT's official unveiling, but insiders confirm the new car will continue to use a unique floorpan constructed out of a combination of hot-formed high-strength steel and aluminium.