The first generation Audi
TT, launched in the autumn of 1998 – took the sports coupe
segment by storm and raised Audi's brand profile. The second
generation TT Coupe is even more dynamic than its predecessor
– in terms of its design, its drivetrain, and its running gear.
The very architecture of the new Audi TT Coupe embodies the
style, stability and power of a pure driving machine. The bullish
stance of the base body and the low, narrow styling of the greenhouse
together form a sculpture of simple, unfussy lines. The Audi
design team has lovingly adopted and enhanced the visual code
– the motif of circles and domes – of the predecessor model.
The new Audi TT appears more stretched, and even at a standstill
seems to be striving to move forward; taut panels emphasize
the impression of dynamic movement. The new TT is 5.3 inches
longer than its predecessor at 162.9 inches, and 3 inches wider
at 71.8 inches.
The body is constructed in the ASF Space Frame design developed
by Audi and consists of aluminum and steel. This is the first
time that it has combined different materials alongside each
other. 69 percent of the superstructure is made of aluminum.
The steel components making up the remaining 31 percent are
to be found at the rear end, so as to ensure balanced distribution
of the axle loads. To improve downforce, a spoiler is extended
from the tailgate when the vehicle reaches a speed of 75 mph.
Similar and related vehicles:
Audi TTS (2008)
Audi TT S-Line (2007)
Audi TT V6 Quattro
Audi TT V6 Convertible