Audi has just released a teaser video of an upcoming addition to its lineup that is set to be unveiled online on February 12th, 2014. In a strange move, it appears that Audi will not choose the 2014 Chicago Auto Show for this unveil, but a completely different place that remains a mystery.
Audi did not revealed anything about this new model, and challenges you to guess what model it’s going to reveal. To be completely honest with you, it;’s a little difficult to guess right now, because there are quite a few models the Ingolstadt-based automaker is working on.
However, considering that Audi released the first interior pictures for the next-generation TT, we’re pretty sure this is the model that it will release. After the online debut, this new model will likely be displayed in March at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
While Audi was busy unveiling details on the next generation TT’s interior at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Audi engineers were busy testing the TT prototypes in chilly conditions in Europe.
The prototype continues to wear heavy camouflage — an indication that its official debut is still months away — but also an obstacle in our attempt to see what the next TT will look like. Despite not seeing much of the new TT’s body, figuring out what it’ll look like won’t be too difficult, as we do not expect the new TT to be considerably different than the current model, except for some styling cues from the first generation.
Audi already announced the new tiny sports coupe will be built on Volkswagen Group’s new MQB platform, which will make it lighter than the current generation. Also, the new TT is expected to deliver increased performance, thanks to a series of new engines, including a new 1.8-liter engine and two different 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engines.
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Just yesterday, the first 2015 Audi TT prototypes were caught just outside the Nurburgring, and today Audi engineers decided to take the car on the track and see how it behaves. Lucky for us, our spy photographers were nearby and managed to take some new shots of the next TT.
The next-generation Audi TT will be built on Volkswagen Group’s new MQB platform that is also used on the new-generation Audi TT. Thanks to this platform, the new TT will be lighter and will deliver increased performance. Rumors also suggested that the new TT’s design language will take inspiration from the latest E-tron concepts, and will mark a return to the original TT.
As for the engine lineup, the 2015 TT will receive a new engine lineup that will include a new 1.8-liter engine and two different 2.0-liter, four-cylider engines.
The Coupe version of the new Audi TT will be unveiled sometime in 2014, while the roadster version to follow a few months later.
By now, everyone knows that Audi is working on the new-generation TT. However, until now, all we had to go off of were some mules that we caught testing in wintery conditions. Now, the first full prototype went out for a test is out for some tests at the Nurburgring, and we caught it.
We have very few details about the next TT up to this point, but we do know that it will be built on the company’s new modular MQB chassis that currently underpins the new-generation Audi A3 and the new Volkswagen Golf. Thanks to the new platform, the next TT will be lighter and will deliver increased performance.
Under the hood, the new TT will receive a new 1.8-liter engine and two different 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engines.
The new Audi TT Coupe will be unveiled sometime in 2014, with the roadster version to follow a few months later.
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Audi is celebrating the half-a-million mark in the production of the TT with the unveiling of a special edition TTS. Called the TTS Competition, Audi will limit the new special edition to only 500 units and it will put the model into production in October. In Europe, the new TTS Competition will add only €1,900 ($2,500) over the base TTS, which is priced from €46,700 ($62,000).
The first-generation Audi TT was unveiled in 1998 in the coupe version and one year later the roadster version debuted. The first TT remained in production until 2006 and one year later, Audi released the second generation. The first TTS version was unveiled at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show as the first S model in the TT range, then the TT-RS arrived a year later at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show.
Since its initial launch in 1998, Audi has sold a total of 500,000 TT models, which is proof that the model is a force to be reckoned with in the compact sports car market.
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When Audi announced that it would offer the TT RS to the North American market, we were stoked about it. Though the TT RS is mighty impressive, we were a little bit disappointed that this awesome sports coupe only delivered 360 horsepower. Lucky for us, ABT Sportsline seems to agree with us that the TT RS can much better.
To help satisfy our power hunger, ABT Sportsline developed an upgrade kit for both the TT RS and the TT RS Plus models that pushes it to extreme levels. The tuner installed a self-developed ABT air-to-air intercooler and an ABT turbocharger.
The end result is an increase in output up to a total of 470 horsepower and 464 pound-feet – up from 343 pound-feet in the stock model. With the extra power under the hood, the ABT TT RS sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 177 mph – this equals a 0.2-second faster 0-to-60 mph time and a 3 mph increase in top speed.
Click past the jump to read more about the Audi TT RS by ABT Sportsline.
The Audi press update for the 2014 TT reads like an obituary. There are actually a couple things to celebrate with this run-out special roadster and 2+2 coupe. Basically everything is included on the 2014 TT twins as standard: S-line trim, DSG, MRC and Quattro to name a few. The combo can still hustle the little Audi to 60 mph in just over five seconds.
So why all the doom and gloom? The second-generation TT is very old at this point and really needs the facelift that is coming next year. Audi has also promised the car will be lighter and more performance-focused than ever before.
The TT needs a new style because it is already pretty sophisticated and lightweight. It drives with the old inert Audi style that some do not enjoy as much as rear-drive competitors. Mostly, however, the problems with this car are image-based.
The TT has competition from more-focused cars, like the BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK and even the forthcoming Scion FR-S convertible. Apart from the Scion, all are actually far more expensive than this little rocket’s $38,000 price.
Is this year the best time to jump into the Audi TT with all the equipment and a few discounts as well?
Click past the jump for the full review of the 2014 changes and equipment highlights.
To say that the second-generation Audi TT is on its last legs is a massive understatement. It’s barely getting by at this point, especially with the recent arrival of next-generation competitors, like the Porsche Cayman.
Granted, it’s all part of Audi’s eight-year cycle and since the second generation TT – including the TTS and TT-RS - arrived in 2006, it’s still on schedule to deliver generation three in 2014.
That’s the glass half-full way of looking at Audi’s TT lineup. The glass half-empty way of looking at it is that the second generation TT is still chugging along, with only minor upgrades given to the 2014 model.
We’re confident that Audi’s going to come strong with the next-generation TT. It always does. It’s just that we’ll all have to wait for that day to come.
For now, it’s just another TT facelift and to its credit, Audi did the best it could to give it that modern look. And sometimes, that really is the most it can do.
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The third generation Audi TT (Tourist Trophy) has already been caught testing in many times and today, new details on the model have surfaced online.
As previously reported, the third-generationTT sports car will return to its original roots: its design will once again be inspired by the original concept unveiled at the 1995 Frankfurt auto show.
According to an unconfirmed report from Car and Driver, the U.S.-spec TT will get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with Volkswagen Group’s EA888 turbocharged and direct-injected technology – the same engine that was just added to the 2013 Beetle Turbo. In the base version this engine will deliver a total of 220 horsepower and the S version will receive an extra turbo to allow it to deliver a total of 300 horsepower.
Car and Driver also reported that the TT-RS version will continue to carry a five-cylinder engine tuned to produce a whopping 380 horsepower. That adds up to a 20-horsepower increase over the current generation’s 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. Audi will also offer both front and Quattro all-wheel drive systems on the TT-RS.
The new Audi TT will arrive on the market in 2014 in coupe form and in roadster form a few months later.
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Every year at the Wörthersee event, Audi makes sure that its presence is felt significantly.
This year, the German automaker is presenting the “Home of quattro” and it’s got a pretty impressive concept on tap to make its debut in the form of the TT Ultra Quattro Concept.
It’s based on the Audi TT, the German brand’s resident sports car. That’s as far as similarities go because the TT Ultra Quattro Concept is more like the TT’s hotter and sexier cousin, dressed more provocatively to accentuate its sexier curves.
Sure, it’s a concept, which is a real shame, and if Audi ever decided to bring the car to production, it might have to do so at the cost of what makes this car really unique.
At the end of the day, the TT Ultra Quattro is a fantastic concept that will probably give Audi headaches should it decide to green light production. But in its current state, it’s remarkably awesome in every sense of the word.
Updated 05/08/2013: Audi unveiled new images of the TT Ultra Quattro Concept and a new video featuring Le Mans-winning driver Andre Lotterer behind the wheel. Enjoy!
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We are still waiting for an updated version of the current-gen TT, but that’s not stopping Audi from testing the third-generation TT. Unfortunately, our spy photographers have only been able to snap images of the next TT’s test mule, but Walter de Silva - head of Volkswagen Group design - revealed in a recent interview that the next-generation TT will be a combine design elements from the first and second generations with some fresh design elements.
de Silva confirmed that the next TT will combine the strong elements we saw in the first generation with the elegance of the second generation and the resulting car will be one that "looks TT, 100 percent, but in a different way."
When viewed from the front, the TT will look like no other Audi, but the side and rear will retain the character of the TT. The new TT will be built on Volkswagen’s new MQB platform, which is not only lighter and stiffer than the current platform, but it will also carry a longer wheelbase. This change will make the car lighter and offer a whole new lineup of turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines that will deliver improved fuel consumption.
Expect the new Audi TT to arrive in 2014.
Imagine this: is a nice Sunday morning, you are at home with your family and suddenly an Audi TT is parked in your living room. No, we are not telling you the plot of an action movie here; this is real life.
This incident happened to a British family in Long Meadow Walk in Lowestoft, UK who had the unfortunate experience of seeing an Audi TT crash through its house. We cannot tell you up to this point how this incredible incident really happened, but it looks like the road was wet, the driver lost control, crashed through a fence, launched in the air, drove over two parked cars and plunged half of his car into the house.
Apparently the driver was in his early 20s, and was taken to the James Paget Hospital with serious head injuries and he is currently in critical condition. The car belonged to his father.
No people inside the house were hurt during this incident. We wish the young man a speedy recovery.
Hit the jump for some video taken from the scene.