Audi TT: From Artistic to Aggressive
You know a car is sleek when even the snow blows off it in an artistic pattern.
A friend of mine said that in an email that came with a picture of his Audi TT, fresh from coming home after a light powdery snow. He had a good point—the TT looked great, like it had a custom powder-white paint job (see the image at the end of this post).
Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan of the TT, because to me, it looks a lot like its cousin, the Volkswagen Beetle. I do, however, appreciate the spirited performance and all-wheel drive along with the plush Audi interior that has helped make the automaker famous.
My other big drawback to the TT is that it simply hasn’t changed much during its existence and has always resembled a slightly used bar of soap.
With news of a new TT coming, I’m wondering if it’ll follow the same path or blaze an all-new one.
Modern Audis are downright intimidating. Their looks, even on the sport utility vehicles, are aggressive and menacing. The TT, on the other hand, is a car that a hairdresser might own. I don’t know if I’ve ever heard the term “cute” used more often to describe any other car.
Some leaked drawings of the next-gen car reveal the new TT will receive more angular lights fore and aft. The front grille has been changed and the 4-rings logo moved to sit above it. Anyone else see styling queues from the R8 here?
If this new design holds true, it adds an extra level of much-needed aggression for the new TT and should really help stamp out the mass purchasing by hairdressers.
Judging from the images, I don’t see any reason why the snow on a new TT won’t blow off it even more artistically than it did from the older ones.
Is a used Audi TT on your shopping list?