• Apr 12, 2006

Audi's 2007 TT coupe received a suitably haute couture introduction in the fashion capitol of North America, New York City. Flanked by coathanger models wrapped in the latest stylings of designer Doo.Ri Chung, the press conference also featured an appearance by German supermodel Tatjana Patitz, lending it an indisputable Sex And The City quality.

We've already hipped readers to the TT's official technical specs, so we'll commence with first impressions in the metal. As we've said, Audi obviously had its hands full trying to replace arguably the most aesthetically cohesive and important automobile design of the last quarter century. Given the company's obsession with integrating the questionable 'single frame' grille, along with the necessary increase in dimensions to accommodate everything from pedestrian safety regs to increases in space, they've done a fine job. It remains indisputably a TT, with fine detailing inside-and-out, including pretty rear light fixtures with rectilinear internal lenses with clandestine amber turn signals. Also well hidden is the retractable rear winglet, which increases downforce at speed without blighting the rump of the TT (as the previous iteration's hastily added spoiler did).

(Click through to the jump for more commentary, press release and 20 additional images, many high-res!)

Similarly, the TT's interior won't rewrite the books the way the previous iteration did-- it is a measured update, but its requisite Spartan yet sexy motif has been maintained, with a superb small-diameter flat-bottomed wheel, and plenty of metal trim. What hasn't made the generational leap, sadly, are the grab handle/knee braces. There appears to be a bit more legroom in front, though the rear 2 seating is still best reserved for agreeable toddlers and soft bags. The trunk, however, is larger, and will now accommodate two sets of clubs.

10 April 2006
THE ALL-NEW AUDI TT IN FASHION IN NEW YORK CITY

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Audi has announced today that the all-new TT will make its North American debut at the 2006 New York Auto Show. New York has long been one of the premiere cities for fashion and design trends through out the world. This makes New York the perfect place for the 2008 TT to make its auto show debut.

These fashion and design trends will be on display during the Audi press conference at 3:10pm on Wednesday, April 12. Acclaimed New York fashion designer Doo.Ri Chung will be present to show off some of her new Spring 2006 line as Audi ties automotive design with fashion. Supermodel Tatjana Patitz will assist Doo.Ri Chung during the press conference, and will also help introduce the new Audi TT.  

When the original Audi TT debuted in 1998, it caught the automotive world by storm, and forever changed people’s perceptions of design and style. The new 2008 TT will be no different. Now embodying direct gasoline injection and Aluminum Space Frame (ASF) technology, the new TT will be a leader in technology as well as design.

For more information, please visit www.media.audiusa.com.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      The first gen will always be iconic, but this new sheet metal carries the torch well. My only niggle with the exterior is a small one, it has to do with the cut-line between the hood and the fender. There's a small kick-up that follows the flared wheel arches that draws too much attention. It might not be so pronounced on other body colors, but the steel gray is the TT's calling card. Overall, a great looking automobile.

      The interior's nice, but could use some brushed metal trim. I'm really digging the flat-bottomed steering wheel. Bravo Audi!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice. Should have used more of that trunk space for leg room though. But then you'll probably bump your head on the hatch.
      • 8 Years Ago
      bring back the rubber shift boot. and add more aluminum to the inside...sigh i guess its too late. at least the exterior is nice. the interior is...boring
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think its great!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!Cool design and the interiors are just state of the art... This car has to be mine and it will be, no question about it. I have a 350Z and I just hate it, I feel so miserable driving my everyone's cheap car, its like an german immitation but of course with all the junk plastics and Japanese smell.
      Maybe I'll wait for the TT Rs next year (350hp-quattro) it will be the Subaru "STI Slayer"!!!!
      AUDI RULES!
      • 8 Years Ago
      280 KM/H.

      Damn the Europeans and their metric system. (kidding)
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like a Lexus, meh.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Damn that Audi is sweet. For more automotive sweetness check out http://www.autoorbis.com
      Jas Hohnstine
      • 8 Years Ago
      Skin deep she's a beauty! Give her a 10. On the inside it's LAME. In a blind testing NO ONE would ever match it up to Audi much less the TT. Maybe Audi should hold a worldwide contest for a better, make that stunning, interior. Who wants to spend time in a plain Jane interior, especially considering the price point and the competition. We expect better from Audi.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So, is the glovebox stuffed full with the supermodel's underwear?

      The interior is a little disappointing, though like you said, the original is a tough act to follow.

      Overall, looks like another good design from Audi. Can't wait to see one in person. And where is the convertible??
      • 8 Years Ago
      I felt that one of the coolest things about the outgoing TT was the interior. It was edgy, modern, and sporty; this new interior is sterile.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks shiny but, not too much of an improvement look-wise.
      Does anybody have an idea of how much the prices of old TT's going to fall and when?
      Thanks
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks great, an improvement IMO.
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