• Dec 3rd 2012 at 7:58AM
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Wolfgang Dürheimer, Audi's head of research and development, has been dropping all kinds of savory hints about all kinds of impressive vehicles that Audi may or may not build. In that former camp, rumors on the next-generation Audi TT form the next volley fired from the blunderbuss of speculation, with intel from various sources pointing to a return to the wow factor of the original. Fourtitude, which focuses solely on the Ingolstadt brand, has put together a rendering of what the coming TT could look like.

The influences are a sharp interpretation of the new language that design head Wolfgang Egger recently discussed and that we've seen with the Crosslane Coupe, e-tron concept shown in Detroit almost three years ago and, of course, the stillborn quattro concept. Put that all together, adjust the lines to fit the MQB platform that the TT will ride on, and what you have in Forutitude's eyes is the rendering above. Naturally there's no way of knowing how close it is to the final product, but we're happy to gaze at it until we know more.

Beyond that there is much talk of light weight, Dürheimer apparently saying he'd not only like to see a more aggressive TT, but a supremely aggressive, 1,000-kilogram TT on top of that. Fourtitude likens such a model to the relationship of the Porsche 911 GT3 to the regular 911. Dürheimer spoke to Auto Express about the possibilities of such a car, all the way to rendering the MQB platform in carbon fiber, aluminum and steel, with a powerful five-cylinder engine for motivation, and Fourtitude has an in-depth look at a featherweight coupe called the TT evo plus. If it ever sees this mortal coil, it could be the closest we get to the quatto concept and the R4, all in one. Head over to Fourtitude to see more of their ideas on the Audi TT in rendered form.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Needs bigger wheels.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn that looks good. Now offer it in RWD with a 6 speed. Nothing with such a wheelbase of a TT has the need for AWD...and a primitive Haldex one at that. Position the engine properly behind the front axle or give it a Boxster/Cayman-like mid-engine set up and that thing would be killer.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        LOL @ RWD. the TT will be quattro........Haldex is not primitive...in fact the future AWD systems are all moving towards Haldex electronically controlled differentials. Time to catch up with the times, yo.
      Victor A. Frederick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes please!
      • 2 Years Ago
      The rendering looks like a slick-a$$....Beetle. No really, I'm kidding. It's a really nice looking concept. Soon Audi will have a full line of sport 2-door cars that look like they need to be categorized as Exoticars.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I sure hope so, but I wonder if the bean counters get in the way. Porsche can justify the GT3 because it's the backbone of the racing program. If they don't make stacks of chips on each street version, it's ok. Audi doesn't have a worldwide GT program for the TT. If Audi DOES push the TT into GT racing (which I personally think is a better fit for GT than the R8 program) it would likely not be able to compete as an AWD chassis. Most likely it would be stuck with FWD or changed into a silhouette car if they need RWD. As strictly a road car, I think they would have a tough time bringing this to market. I really really really want to drive a 2200# TT. Good luck.
      • 2 Years Ago
      So 24's will be an option on the next one. Fascinating.
      Rashan Moore
      • 2 Years Ago
      The original Audi TT was based on the platform that is also Audi A3 Mk1 Volkswagen Golf Mk4 Volkswagen New Beetle Volkswagen Bora/Jetta Mk4 SEAT León Mk1 SEAT Toledo Mk2 Ford Puma Škoda Octavia Mk1 As copied from the Audi TT Wikipedia page The styling of the original Audi TT was absolutely amazing with the bumpers not visible which was new back in 1998. The overall inclusion of the circular design inside and out which represented the Audi logo but not necessarily reflected in its current style language. Audis for some time til the R8 including the circular air vents and other styling cues that were not in place until after the original TT. The new TT looks somewhat more of a sibling of the Mercedes SLK then the original Audi TT.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice Volkswagen. Does the interior come in black plastic or beige plastic?
        • 2 Years Ago
        He takes the time to read about the TT and talks about Volkswagen.
      • 2 Years Ago
      if that´s how it´s going to look like i will a buy a TT-RS, i love the styling cues of the initial R5 concept
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes, because throwing 26" will be an option. I do not like how concept drawings never look like the finished product. More often than not, concept art looks better than what is actually produced. Hmm.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Exaggerated wheels that look like they are mounted on 20 series tires does not look better.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the nose of the Quattro concept.
      • 2 Years Ago
      May be just specualtion, but that car looks very nice. I see some Quattro Concept styling queues.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Yes! The more Quattro Concept DNA in this the better! I'll take the next closest thing to it if we can't have the real deal.
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