That’s an angry-looking car.
It’s the third-generation Audi TT, which has just been revealed to the eyes of the world at the Geneva Motor Show. Audi has taken the curved lines of the current TT and added angular detailing reminiscent of the Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight seen at CES 2014, with sharp lines on its radiator grille and headlights and a redesigned rear end. Inside, you get a swanky digital instrument panel that can also display the sat nav, plus a larger interior.
A larger interior? So it’s bigger, right? New models are always bigger.
The new TT is actually slightly smaller than the current model; 20mm shorter and 8mm narrower than its predecessor. It’s also 50kg lighter than the outgoing model, thanks in part to its being built on the VW Group’s MQB platform – a modular architecture that forms the underpinnings to the Golf, Skoda Octavia and Audi A3.
Oh. What about under the bonnet?
The basic TT comes with a four-cylinder 2.0l engine that pumps out 227bhp for a 0-62mph time of 6.0 seconds, while the 306bhp TT S will get you there in 4.7 seconds.
For real petrolheads, there’s also a TT RS model coming in 2015, with a 0-62mph time of 4 seconds and a seven-speed S-tronic transmission. The Quattro four-wheel drive system comes as standard on the TT S model, and is an option on the standard front-wheel drive TT.
Okay – how much is it, and when can I have one sitting in my drive?
UK pricing for the car has yet to be confirmed – it’ll hit our shores in late 2014, with the TT RS following in 2015.