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Old 06-11-2004, 09:42 PM
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I still hate the grille. For some reason though, the same style grill looks pretty decent on the new Passat.
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Originally Posted by gdong
i'm not digging that large front grill.
Oh I just absolutely adore it. As I said on the other thread, I find the Auto-Union race cars of the 30's were absolutely beautiful, and I love the modern allusion that was made to those cars.

You also have to realise what these cars meant (Auto Unions and the Mercedes Silver Bullets) in their era. They have deeply influenced car racing well into the late 50's to the highest levels: Formula 1. The Auto Unions race cars of the 30's (built and designed by Ferdinand Porsche) were the pionneers of mid-rear engine layouts.
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Considering it's not for sure, I reserve my judgement. However, I do love the Auto Union cars from which the inspiration is drawn. I think that with a little refinement, the car has a great deal of potential, but still is gonna cost far more than I'd be willing to shell out for a two seater.
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Originally Posted by Sturm
I still hate the grille. For some reason though, the same style grill looks pretty decent on the new Passat.
I think it's odd that VW gets a better version of the grille. I think the biggest difference between the two is that the VW's grille is divided in half with chrome so you can see the division whereas the Audi just looks like it's got one big opening mouth, even though it too is divided by the license plate frame but it's not obvious.
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Yech. Tailfins looked cool on Caddy's 40 years or so too but wouldn't "fit" on one today. Same goes for this particular retro nose on a modern Audi IMHO.
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well .. is a ugly one.
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hmm, i kinda like it better then the current TT
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the TT is such a big rip off in price.

why hasn't infiniti counterattacked by releasing an AWD G35 coupe?
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I think the TT will be like the 911, the basic shape will be the same and minor changes differentiating the outside look.
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I think the TT will be like the 911, the basic shape will be the same and minor changes differentiating the outside look.
Except with a lot less performance and a much more cramped interior.
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Originally Posted by tsx-mdxman
Yech. Tailfins looked cool on Caddy's 40 years or so too but wouldn't "fit" on one today. Same goes for this particular retro nose on a modern Audi IMHO.
The fins on the Cadillac were pretty extravagant, which was no the case with the big mouth on the Auto Union, it was functionnal. Big cooling was needed to cool down the humongous engines that went in there, as large as V16's
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photochopped but looks good
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And here's the text from the above Autocar pic we saw:

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Audi TT: Codename AU353 - Source: Autocar



Audi’s new TT will be unveiled at the September 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show, with UK coupι sales scheduled for April 2006 – the replacement roadster is due around a year later.

As Autocar’s artist’s impressions (above) show, the new model’s appearance remains faithful to the classic Freeman Thomas-penned lines of today’s car, with only mild changes to the detailing and slightly increased dimensions for extra interior room.

‘The TT is a style icon,’ an Ingolstadt source close to Audi design boss Walter de’Silva told Autocar. ‘It is still influencing the design of cars six years after its launch. We don’t see any need to bring radical changes to the car. Future incarnations will retain all the essential ingredients of today’s model.’

Distinguishing the new TT from today’s car will be a fresh front end dominated by Audi’s new shield grille. The rear is likely to receive a retractable spoiler, similar to that used on the Porsche Boxster, to provide added downforce.

The old TT was based around many of the mechanicals of the previous VW Golf, and so the second-generation model borrows the Volkswagen Group’s PQ35 platform – the same structure that’s used by the latest VW Golf, Audi A3, Seat Altea and Skoda Octavia.

An earlier plan was to use a modified Audi A4 platform, according to an Ingolstadt
engineer who points to the 3-series-derived BMW Z4 and C-class-based Mercedes SLK as inspiration. However, the idea was scrapped on packaging grounds: the A4’s longitudinal engine layout and Torsen four-wheel-drive system is unsuited to the TT’s compact dimensions and unusual proportions.

As a result, the next TT will benefit from a series of chassis upgrades that should make it a much sharper drive. Chief among them is the switch from torsion beam rear suspension to a more contemporary multi-link arrangement – a luxury previously only afforded on four-wheel-drive versions of the TT. Other changes include a slightly longer wheelbase and wider tracks, an electro-mechanical steering set-up and bigger brakes.

As with today’s TT, the new model will offer a choice of front-wheel drive or quattro four-wheel drive – the latter using a beefed-up version of today’s multi-plate clutch system. Power will come from a range of new transversely mounted in-line four-cylinder and narrow-angle V6 engines. They should include existing 150bhp naturally aspirated and soon-to-be-introduced 200bhp turbocharged versions of Audi’s 2.0-litre FSI unit. A third version, with added turbo boost pressure and up to 230bhp, is said to be under development.

Also expected from the start of sales is a reworked version of Audi’s 3.2-litre V6, with FSI direct injection technology. The engine is claimed to produce around 255bhp in naturally aspirated form, giving the future TT V6 a slight power boost.

It doesn’t end there, however. In a move aimed at matching the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG and a much-rumoured M version of the BMW Z4, Audi is working on a hot TT RS. It runs a twin-turbocharged version of the upgraded 3.2-litre V6 with up to 350bhp – the same engine earmarked to power the forthcoming RS3. Tipped to see the light of day in 2007, the hottest of the new TT models should be good for 0-60mph in less than 5.5sec and a top speed limited to 155mph.

Alongside a standard six-speed manual gearbox, Audi will offer its new six-speed DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) as an option on all but the entry level model. It remains to be seen whether a six-speed torque-converter automatic like that used in the A3 will also be offered, though it seems unlikely given the DSG’s ability to offer both manual and
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I am now reading that all Audi models starting with the next gen. TT, will get a new AWD system which will be more "RWD-biased" as compared to the current FWD bias.
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the next gen tt looks alot better than the current one. It doesnt look like an enlarged vw bug
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Originally Posted by gavriil
I am now reading that all Audi models starting with the next gen. TT, will get a new AWD system which will be more "RWD-biased" as compared to the current FWD bias.

thought only the current TT has the type of AWD where its FWD bias the others in the lineup dont.



i really should read up more about my car :o
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i always thought TT was a girl's car. but this one isn't.

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the next gen tt looks alot better than the current one. It doesnt look like an enlarged vw bug
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soopa <3's teh new tt
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Old 06-20-2004, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
thought only the current TT has the type of AWD where its FWD bias the others in the lineup dont.



i really should read up more about my car :o
It's used on other Audis and even VW cars. It's the Haldex system.
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Source: Autozeitung Magazine
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That car looks amazing. The only thing I'm going to have to get used to is the huge front grill. But I love the car's lines.
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i need to start a tt fund
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any pics of the rear? price?
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I like it! HOT
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damn, that does look nice. very aggressive.
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Any chance they'll stuff a twin-turbo V6 in there?
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That is the hottest fucking thing I have ever seen.....

and that will DEFINATELY be the first car I look at when I sell my CLS
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wheres the interior thumbnail that got cut off in that scan......... anyone?
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The new grill actually looks good in that pic.

Hot.
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Originally Posted by Rod
Any chance they'll stuff a twin-turbo V6 in there?
It's near certain they will. Read the rest of the pages with specific details. We will see 380HP in the new TT in a couple of years. Maybe even more...
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wheres the interior thumbnail that got cut off in that scan......... anyone?
I was wondering of that as well...
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Thats a nice pic, but I really can't see Audi releasing an aggressive design like this.
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OMG I WANT I WANT! Give me a hardtop covertible that looks like that with a TTV6 and Audi has a new customer......
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Thats a nice pic, but I really can't see Audi releasing an aggressive design like this.
have you seen what the current TT looks like...and think about when it came out....

i think audi has the balls.
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hot fucking shit.........I want
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damn that's light years better than current TT. it actually looks like a man's car.
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Originally Posted by gavriil
It's near certain they will. Read the rest of the pages with specific details. We will see 380HP in the new TT in a couple of years. Maybe even more...
That'll be the hottest roadster. It looks way better than the SLK55, but you gotta love a hardtop convertible. If Audi would come out with a hardtop vert
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have you seen what the current TT looks like...and think about when it came out....

i think audi has the balls.
yea id agree... audi has more balls than anyone...

cept for maybe bmw since the bangle revolution
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