Audi’s big announcement at the 2006 New York Auto Show was the unveiling of an all-new TT sport coupe. Designer Doo.Ri Chung did the honors, but not before show-goers were treated to a catwalk-style performance by several models. We figure the point is that the new TT is pretty-funny thing is, it actually is.
Audi’s trademark shield grille works better here than in any of the sedan applications it’s been slathered on. The new TT is also longer and slightly wider, which gives it a more substantial look. It’s actually a very sexy piece, much sleeker ad less Beetle-like than its predecessor.
Powertrain options carry over. Base models will run a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder, making 200 horsepower. Optional again will be a 3.2-liter V6, here pumping out 250 horses.
The new TT’s interior looks, as in any other Audi, very upscale. The funky retro-ness of the old TT seems to have been leavened somewhat, though, with soft-touch materials and a less strenuous use of the circle theme. The TT is a true 2-plus-2, with room for two golf bags in the trunk. European dealers get it first, later this year.