February 28, 2014

"Audi has said the new TT will look like a cross between the beautiful first-generation TT and the always-striking R8."

"It's kind of hard to tell from this one image."
It's not a great look at the car, but it's clear enough to see that it's evolution and not revolution for the coupe. But it's always been a pretty good-looking car, so why change things much? 
To get back to the beautiful original. I'm waiting for the full circle.

ADDED: Here's my 2005 TT, as I caught it lurking, as we finished our hike on the Ice Age Trail:

13 comments:

The Crack Emcee said...

Audi's lead designer now works for Kia,...

madAsHell said...

The comments at Jalopnek indicate that the author doesn't have the new picks. I guess he's just trolling.

madAsHell said...

Audi's lead designer now works for Kia,...

That's interesting because in the last year I've started to notice Kias.

The Crack Emcee said...

Kia's distinctive "Tiger Nose" design is his,...

Ron said...

[sings] Silvio, Silvio, lurking in the snow, Silvio, Silvio, still always on the go! Basking in the Althouse love, 9 years on, fits like a glove, perhaps replaced by a new one, if it's push comes to shove!

EDH said...

Is the TT big enough for Meadehouse?

Ann Althouse said...

@EDH We also have a 2010 Honda CRV.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

The Audi TT, immortalized in song.

Bob Ellison said...

Girlie car.

Sam L. said...

Never found the first one beautiful. Not attractive either. OK, not bad, far as I go.

mrs. e said...

Agree - on the original design. Perfect, as is.

rhhardin said...

My bicycle needs a new power train, which I'm reluctant to put in until the road salt and snow is gone.

The teeth on the big chainwheel are worn down too low to hold the chain if you power it hard; and a couple of the rear cogs are hooked enough to skip under the same conditions.

So rides are reduced to remembering which gear combinations work.

Putting in a new power train guarantees a couple of weeks of nonstop rain. That would be April.

Ann Althouse said...

"Girlie car."

Well, the later versions were efforts at making it masculine, and in my view, they screwed it up. It's just dumb ridges and "aggressive" looking details designed to make men think it's not feminine.

I had my 2005 on a 3-year lease and would have leased or bought a new one, but I ended up buying the one I'd leased, because I didn't like the new one.

They lost me.

No one car is for everyone. The TT was the only car that had come out in years that interested me at all and I had more than interest but real love for it.

They took away what made it special, for the sake of people like you who never liked it anyway.