Audi unveiled the all-new third-generation TT Coupe model at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Along with the TT model, Audi also unveiled the TTS Coupe and TT Quattro Sport Concept.
Audi TT and TTS
The two-door sports car was first introduced in 1998, and it attracted many buyers with its simple geometric curves. But the second generation released had a more watered-down look that matched its watered-down performance.
With the third-generation, Audi TT aims to reclaim its status in the segment and will be followed by a convertible version.
The TT’s side profile view is still intact, but the 2015 TT is 1.4 inches longer in the wheelbase, giving the car shorter front and rear overhangs. It also shed some weight, roughly 110 pounds lighter than the previous generation. You can differentiate between TT and TTS models by their tailpipes — TT coupes get two, while the more powerful TTS model gets four exhaust tips.
The interior of the car is more spacious than before, while the traditional two-dial dashboard is replaced with a TFT screen that can also be used to display the navigation, in what the Audi calls the “Audi virtual cockpit”.
Audi is keen to stress improvements in efficiency. The base 2.0 TDI may be able to hit 146mph, but Audi says that, thanks to weight-saving and engine modifications, it is able to average more than 67 miles per gallon.
Audi TT Quattro Sport Concept
Visually, the TT Quattro Sport Concept has been tweaked to include a rear diffuser formed from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and that meaty rear wing. At the front, it gets a new hexagonal kidney grille insert and larger air intakes below the headlights.
Complete with a 420-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine, the Audi TT Quattro Sport runs 62 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds. 331 pound-feet of torque is also on offer, meaning this one-off TT outguns the TTS by 110 horsepower and 51 pound-feet of torque.
“With our Audi TT quattro sport concept show car, we wanted to demonstrate what the new TT’s technology can do if you take it a step further,” explains Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development. “This car is designed for racing – an extreme driving machine for the motorsports enthusiasts among our customers.”