For me there is only one car brand, and that’s Audi. Yes I may have only drive 5 or so brands in my time on the road but I’ve never fallen in love with a car like I did with my Audi!
He’s called Rory and for me, he’s perfect!
But then Audi released the new TT, and my heart has been stolen. Seriously it’s ridiculous how incredible this car is!
“The Audi TT is the epitome of an authentic design icon and a top-performance driving machine,” explains Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board oManagement of AUDI AG for Technical Development. “With the new generation we are making this technology even easier for the driver to experience – just as they would expect from a real sports car.”
That grill, those alloys, those lights, oh, and that roof line!
The front of the new TT is dominated by horizontal lines. The Single frame grille is much broader and flatter than that of the previous model, with a powerful line dividing it into two zones. Starting in the top corners of the grille, sharp contours run in a V across the hood, which bears the four Audi rings – as on the Audi R8. This could be as close as I’d get to owning an R8, but that’s a different story all together!
The Coupé’s, my personal favourite, underbody structure has optimized axle loads and is made of modern, high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel alloys.
The flat headlights give the new TT’s face a determined look. Xenon plus units are standard, but Audi can optionally provide LED headlights or ones in pioneering Audi Matrix LED technology, where the high beam is generated by controllable individual LEDs. Oh how I wish I had Audi Matrix LEDs on my little car, he’d look so slick!
But the bit that does it for me is the rear view, this has always been my favourite area on the Audi TT…
A lot of the details of the new Audi TT’s profile are reminiscent of the first generation of the modern classic so I don’t feel too guilty about my love for this stunner over Rory!
The fuel flap on the right side panel is the classic circle and surrounded by socket screws; a light tap on the TT logo and the flap opens. This shape is again reminiscent of the first generation TT (No guilt here again!). What is new is that there is no tank lid beneath the flap. This means there’s no standing around in petrol garages unscrewing lids, it’s just like in motor racing. Audi really do think the little things through, and it’s little bit like this that make me only ever want to own Audi cars for the rest of my driving life!
The inside doesn’t look too bad either…
Where do I sign up to get myself one?!
*Thanks to Audi’s UK Press Office for supplying the images*