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Feb 8, 2012

New Audi TT exclusive

The next Audi TT will be much lighter, more efficient and better to drive than ever. And we have exclusive images to prove that it will remain the sharpest-looking car in its class.

Engineers working on the third-generation TT want to close the handling gap to the Boxster – produced by Audi’s fellow VW Group brand, Porsche. But they aim to do so without affecting the Audi’s reputation for style, luxury and everyday usability.

Although the overall teardrop silhouette will be retained, the styling will be sharper and more aggressive than the MkI and MkII TTs. Inspiration comes from the e-tron and e-tron Spyder concepts seen at 2010’s Detroit and Paris Motor Shows respectively, and the pronounced curve along the flanks marks a departure from the current car’s fuss-free styling.

Slimmer headlights and a hexagonal grille sharpen up the front end, while full-width LED tail-lamps emphasise the wide, muscular haunches. Although the car in our images is the 2+2 coupe, the TT will also be offered as a Roadster – and this will stick with a lightweight fabric roof.

The new TT is expected to go on sale in 2014, although we’ll get our first glimpse of the car some time in 2013.


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