Audi TT review – design
The TT’s unique shape has evolved in this latest generation, yet it remains instantly recognisable
There’s no mistaking an Audi TT for anything else. In common with other iconic models like the Porsche 911 or a MINI, the TT’s unique shape has evolved yet remained instantly recognisable.
The third-generation car has an almost identical length to the out-going version, but with a wheelbase that’s grown by 37mm, it has shorter overhangs and tauter looking proportions. At the front, the single-frame grille, tapered bonnet lines and razor sharp headlights give a hint of the second-generation Audi R8.
As part of a mid-cycle update, the TT gained a slightly fussier aesthetic with tweaks to the front end, side sills and rear bumper. It doesn't look quite as cohesive or pure as earlier versions as a result, and the recent TT RS Iconic Edition took this further with a bespoke aero package that builds upon the RS's more aggressive design elements. Consisting of front canards, an extended splitter and an enormous top-mounted rear wing, its a far cry from the clean design the TT is known for.