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Press pics are one thing, but sometimes a vehicle’s true allure is masked by the artificial gloss of officially released images. So we’re thankful the guys from the German Car Blog live close enough to Audi’s Ingolstadt headquarters to drop by and snap some live shots of the brand’s new TT coupe unveiled last Friday. One thing that instantly becomes obvious is how much longer the new TT’s hood is compared to the model it’s replacing. The front overhang is demonstrably longer and the car in general appears narrower. The rear is graceful in design but we’re not diggin’ the TT’s new angry eyes up front.

[Source and pic courtesy of German Car Blog]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      As sequels go, this one is pretty good.

      However being a sequel means its impact is not nearly as great as the original was. The detailing is excellent, the proportions are close to the original... but the design purity has been lost.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "...but the design purity has been lost" Nailed it on the head. The old design was retro but utterly original. This one, while still attractive, is no longer an original design. It doesn't stand out like the 1st gen TT. Understandable, since it is tough to try and capture the spirit of the original but still keep it different.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Lucas: "Am I the only one that thinks a car with TT in the name should have Twin Turbos?"

      TT has stood for Tourist Trophy far longer than it has stood for "Twin Turbos."


      I like the look of the new TT, though I think it's kind of strayed from being the unique, easily-distinguishable model that the first-gen was. It's far less TT and far more "A3 Coupe."

      Though with the new A-platform, this new car will be far more dynamic and engaging than the previous-gen.
      • 9 Years Ago
      ugly...if i wanted an eclipse with volvo rims and an audi grill, id shoot myself. tt's suck.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like the "angry" eyes. They make the new corporate nose look a lot better.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What are you talking about? Those "angry eyes" are the best thing about the new TT.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I had always hoped the original Audi TT would be remembered as a one of a kind, timeless car that was perfect for its generation. It's beauty lied in being nothing more than what it needed to be. At a time when technology was/is advancing so quickly that it is easy to get lost in what could be done and not whether it should. It can only be truly appreciated for it brilliance as time continues. Although this will still hold true, the addition of a new model to a patentially timeless car somehow makes the original less valid. Making a new model implies there was something wrong with the first. It strips anyone that did not have the pleasure of experiencing its uniqueness first hand the ability to understand its true historic impact.

      In addition to numbing its historical importance the design of the new model is a polar opposite to why the first model was so successful and it disheartened me to see something so pure be mutilated.
      Leslie Moss
      • 9 Years Ago
      How do I get one when your poor? That car is beautiful I would trade in my kids for it.No im kidding it is a head turner thats for sure. Not one of those cars around here where I live. Boy would I be hot shit, who wouldnt, its awesome.
      • 9 Years Ago
      i love it!

      1. autoblog "angry eyes"....they look very aggresivea and bold. not as passive as the first gen.

      2. " hope it handles as good as it looks, or at least better than the last one did." what are you talking about? you obviously havent driven the quattro version.

      3. " The front overhang is demonstrably longer and the car in general appears narrower" The new TT is 137 mm longer than its predecessor at 4,178 mm, and 78 mm wider at 1,842 mm.

      if you want the facts, not oppions goto "http://www.fourtitude.com/news/publish/Audi_News/article_2142.shtml"

      • 9 Years Ago
      Personally, I think this looks more like an Accord Coupe than a TT. I have had the TT Coupe Quattro for 4 years, and its looks are more striking and more sporty. This new TT really sucks, if you ask me. If I could, I would get the limited edition 2006 coupe quattro 3.2 DSG with the Black roof; not this new iteration.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Boo-urns. This car will be slow as balls, street and circuit. Much as it pains me to say it, if you want a german coupé ¹ou should buy a Boxster (or a Coxster/Cayman) or a Z4.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I hope it handles as good as it looks, or at least better than the last one did.
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