New Audi TT images appear ahead of Geneva debutFri, 28 Feb 2014
Peter Murphy and Walter Gropius walk into Geneva's Palexpo, look at the new Audi TT and proclaim, "This ain't a return to Bauhaus, in fact, it looks like it might just be heavy refresh. Dag." Clearly, that's a fictional scenario. Gropius is as dead as Bela Lugosi and Murphy suggests that there won't be any further Bauhaus reunions. Also, the next TT is built on Volkswagen Group's new MQB architecture, meaning that it is indeed a wholly new beast.
We pulled up some shadow detail to better illustrate the rear of the new TT.
Judging from what we've seen from the above press image, which hit the internet earlier today, the next TT largely carries on the silhouette of its immediate predecessor. We pulled up some crude detail out of the shadows (mind the artifacts! they're sharp!). The real noise is clearly in the more-trapezoidal nose, previewed by the sketch released a shade over a week ago.
Audi's also released a further sketch — a more detailed rendering than the one shown earlier in the month — that illustrates all three generations of TT front-end treatments. The Allroad Shooting Brake concept at the Detroit auto show was widely believed to presage the nose treatment of the sporting coupe's next generation. Judging by the illustration, said speculation was very much right-on.
We'll have further thoughts on the new car upon its debut at the Geneva motor show in just a few days' time.
By Davey G. Johnson