• Jun 16, 2006

Audi said Wednesday that it would be giving its TT the year off in the U.S. in preparation for the new coupe to make its debut here next year as a 2008 model. Technology will be key, the automaker says - the frame incorporates aluminum to lighten it up and improve handling, and it will even have what Audi calls a "magnetorheological" supsension (say that five times fast) that is a version of Delphi's electromagnetically semi-active suspension called MagneRide, which is also used on the Chevy Corvette, Cadillac XLR and Ferrari 599 GTB.

The automaker plans a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 3.2L V6 with manual and S tronic (read: DSG) transmissions.

[Source: InsideLine]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      "4. I feel that the first generation TT was very timeless and the new TT will not ever keep the original TT style. The new TT looks more as a competitor to cars like the Z4 and M Coupe where as I felt the previous TT was simply a car on its own!"

      -I *strongly* second that, I have heard the first generation was a big pile of shit when it came to the driving experience. But c'mon the first Audi TT will always look good, this one while I'm sure looks nice, will for sure look like a "trend" with the *entire front of the car is the grille* look. The first one was timeless and to me always looked like a rolling concept car.
      dan
      • 8 Years Ago
      someone explain this to me. The car has been seen in spy shots in nearly production-form, for the last year and a half, right? It's been WAY out in the open for several months now. I just told a friend who was about to buy a TT that he ought to at least wait for the new car because I thought it was coming out this fall or next spring. Wtf? That car is ready to sell! I guess I could understand waiting another year, but really, they're talking about not selling during a year away? what the h*ll is going on?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I feel that the first generation TT was very timeless and the new TT will not ever keep the original TT style. The new TT looks more as a competitor to cars like the Z4 and M Coupe where as I felt the previous TT was simply a car on its own!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's a great tribute to the original design:

      http://www.geocities.com/nd4spd_porsche_unleashed/images/Porsche_356A_1959_g3b390_p19_22_OlgaReindlova.jpg

      The only thing wrong is the black plastic grill/airduct covers. Terribly cheap looking. The original 356 design is better, chrome and painted, closed snout.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now thats stupid ! Why should u delay ! by next year it might be out runned by God knows what !
      • 8 Years Ago
      Given the frightful quality ratings of the first-generation TT Audi should not rush this car to market.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The first second generation Audi TT was produced just several days ago.

      http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm/newsid/2060613.001/country/gcf/Audi/production-start-new-audi-tt-coupe

      The car will be launched in September in Europe and come here sometime next Spring.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "The car will be launched in September in Europe and come here sometime next Spring."

      Can anyone tell me, seriously, why VW/Audi delays bringing cars to NA so long? okay, this isn't as bad as the Golf/GTI mkV debacle, but honestly, why don't they just release it everywhere pretty much at once?