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RE: Geneva Rumours: New TT For Audi?

RE: Geneva Rumours: New TT For Audi?

Thursday 18th February 2010

Geneva Rumours: New TT For Audi?

Whispers of a new TT, possibly e-tron-shaped, reach PH Towers


Could this become the TT's successor?
Could this become the TT's successor?
Like the Indian listening out for the US cavalry, PistonHeads always tries to have its ear close to the ground, checking for rumbling rumours of approaching new cars. Latest news to reach the ears of PH? That we may see a new TT this year.

A source within the Audi UK sales machine tells us that a new TT is coming, and even that it may be closely based on the smaller of the two Audi e-tron concepts (the one revealed at Detroit).

That must be taken with a pinch of salt, though, as we already know that a production version of the small e-tron concept is likely, but as a 'junior R8' that would run alongside the TT, not replace it.

Naturally, Audi officially remains tight-lipped about the possibility of a new TT, but the Audi UK press office peeps did reveal to PH that "something big is coming for Geneva - and it will be a production car".

Current TT has been with us since 2006
Current TT has been with us since 2006
Audi also revealed to us that there will be a "differently powered version of something you've already seen".

Now, you could take this as meaning an electric or hybrid version of an existing Audi model or - and this is what we'd pop down to the turf accountants to put our money down for - it'll be a conventionally engined take on the Detroit e-tron, which could become either a successor or a sister for the TT.

Here's hoping...

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AstonV12

Original Poster:

5,184 posts

132 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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Already?

wab172uk

940 posts

151 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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Those wheels will be a bh to clean.

E21_Ross

19,586 posts

136 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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wab172uk said:
Those wheels will be a bh to clean.
always the number 1 priority when you buy a new car hehe i reckon they won't be too bad to get most of the stuff off.

cue the hair dresser jokes (though i actually quite like the coupe TT, much more than the previous)

Riggers

1,851 posts

102 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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AstonV12 said:
Already?
Werlll... you say already but if they produce a concept at Geneva pointing the way toward the next TT then we won't see it on the road until at least mid-2011 (at a guess) and maybe not until 2012 - by which time the current TT will be six years old...

goron59

397 posts

95 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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I hope it has start/stop tech and a warning light (led, obviously) to tell you you're killing too many polar bears </ducks>

Edited by goron59 on Thursday 18th February 13:32

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Conian

8,030 posts

125 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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it looks a bit more manly than previous TTs
but i still dont like it and still think it's wrong to use a bike related event for a car.

ad551

1,502 posts

137 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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It would make sense I think. The e-tron isn't any bigger than the current TT so it would be hard to see where it would slot in otherwise.

I was also reading in one of the magazines this month that the platform might be shared with VW, and also Porsche so that they could have a small sports car to fit in below the Boxster...

Matt_

114 posts

113 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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It looks very aggressive. Would love it if that turned out to be the new TT

soad

28,063 posts

100 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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Matt_ said:
It looks very aggressive. Would love it if that turned out to be the new TT
+1 Nicely shaped. cool

Or888t

1,686 posts

97 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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Top gear mag's sayin that, The smaller detroit e-tron, will become a production car, that will fit above the TT, the tt will be left alown, as it sells well.
And the detrot e-tron will become a kind of r4, mid-engined 4 cyclinder thing, with no v-6's planned.
Like a kinda audi, lotus elise.
I personal think the detroit e-tron looks immence so i hope it stays jst as it is.


Rwd aswell, no quattro planned. Keep weight down in such a small car ( 3.93 meter (154.72 in) long and 1.78 meter (70.08 in) wide but just 1.22 meter (48.03 in) )
Hopefully one will be mine in 10 years time. cool

Edited by Or888t on Thursday 18th February 13:48

dasherdiablo1

1,984 posts

145 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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That looks cracking! Beats the new Elise hands down....seriously good looking car!

BoRED S2upid

14,169 posts

164 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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Is it only me that didn't realise that the old new shape has been around since 2006 I thought it was pretty new. I still like the shape of the original. Surley the current one would have a good few years left in it.

blade runner

683 posts

136 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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Less fussuy grille treatment and some decent wheels and it might be ok...


fivesixseven8

6,002 posts

151 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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I think that looks amazing. It could even be enough to make me overlook the arrogant, stuffy dealerships and hairdresser image of the existing TTs.

alty

1 posts

94 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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R4 surely ? Collaboration with Porsche to be a 'mini' R8 with around 250bhp... That's the rumour

BlueSmoke

3,757 posts

118 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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blade runner said:
Less fussuy grille treatment and some decent wheels and it might be ok...

Now that I do like.

cdrx

491 posts

112 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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alty said:
R4 surely ? Collaboration with Porsche to be a 'mini' R8 with around 250bhp... That's the rumour
+1

2 seats too few to be the next TT.

Graham E

10,079 posts

110 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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That looks utterly splendid. I don't think it'll replace the TT though - just from looks, it's a different market. Audi have some brilliant designers, they've taken some cues that are Aston-ish, plus almost 80's ferrari flying buttresses, and managed to still make it look "family" (reminds me f the A5 a bit). HOw come thy can do this, but the when the Japs do it, they get it so wrong?
(Not an attack on the far east manufacturors, after all most Mazdas these days look great, now they're designing for themself, not copying western stuff).

Even more exciting if it is on the VW (Bluesport?) "new 914" type platform, wether or not a sub-Boxster Porsche ever comes along. Casting a mind back to the Porsche-Audi collaborations, we've got nutters like that 1200 BHP Can Am thing, RS2, RS4 etc - gems every time!

A.S.H

116 posts

118 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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goron59 said:
I hope it has start/stop tech and a warning light (led, obviously) to tell you you're killing too many polar bears </ducks>

Edited by goron59 on Thursday 18th February 13:32
Or not killing enough of course!

Curry Burns

5,610 posts

139 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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blade runner said:
Less fussuy grille treatment and some decent wheels and it might be ok...

The bonnet and roofline look quite Z4 Coupe-ish....