Few cars have had quite the impact on automotive design as the Audi TT Coupé, but since the first concept study was unveiled to the world in 1995, it has been hailed as a modern classic.
Now, 20 years since the original became a production reality, the third generation arrives to further refine its iconic design – still unmistakably TT, but with a sharper, more contemporary interpretation of the original. An automotive classic reimagined.
The driver’s car
From the very outset, the Audi TT Coupé was designed as a driver’s car and the latest model is no exception. From the interior architecture to the driving dynamics and power delivery, the Audi TT is designed to accentuate the driving experience.
Lightweight construction, superb aerodynamics and a powerful 2.0 TFSI powerplant mated to a six-speed S tronic transmission give this modern sports classic the performance to match its sporty looks. Add Audi quattro permanent all-wheel drive (AWD) to the equation, and the driving experience reaches new levels.
The new model pays homage to the iconic design that cemented the Audi TT’s place in automotive history, but furthers the styling to give the new TT a distinctive character all its own.
Design highlights, such as the distinctive silhouette remain, albeit with a modern twist on the original. The TT has become more aggressive in its styling, its stance wider and more purposeful, while nods to the car’s racing heritage remain with the aluminium fuel filler taken straight from motorsport.
A sporting character
Superbly finished and mirroring the classic design of the exterior, the cockpit of the Audi TT retains the aircraft-inspired design of the original, but introduces contemporary touches to keep the TT cutting-edge.
Driver focused and keeping all relevant controls and systems easily within the driver’s reach, the outstanding Audi virtual cockpit is a standard feature, with its TT-specific welcome screen. Allowing the driver to tailor the instrument display to suit their needs and driving style, the virtual cockpit is perfectly suited to the sporty nature of the Audi TT Coupé.
Perfect balance and driver feel characterise the Audi TT driving experience. Riding on sporty 18-inch wheels and putting the power to the road through all four wheels, the TT boasts extraordinary levels of grip and responsive handling. With its progressive steering, four-link rear suspension and the option of Audi magnetic ride damping adjustment, the TT will see the driver looking for roads to explore the limits of the car at every opportunity.