The designer of the third-generation Audi TT has provided a number of hints to the styling of the upcoming sports car.
Head of Volkswagen Group design Walter de Silva told CarAdvice, the final design of the next-gen Audi TT has been officially signed off ahead of its launch in 2014.
De Silva revealed the third-generation compact sports car draws inspiration from the original, Peter Schreyer-penned TT and his own second-gen follow-up (below), while also introducing some fresh design elements.
“We have come back to some strong elements like the first, but at the same time we don’t lose the elegance of the second,” de Silva said.
“The first was too much, and the second was maybe too [little], and now we have done a combination.
“The car looks TT, 100 per cent, but in a different way. You will see.”
The design chief said the new TT would stand out from the existing Audi portfolio, yet maintain what he called an “iconic” signature style.
“The new one for me is better because we drove the personality, especially in the front [it] is really different to other Audis…
“From the side and from the rear it retains the character of TT.”
De Silva highlighted quality and attention to detail as key areas of improvement for the third-generation TT over the outgoing model.