The Audi TT debuts as a abstraction at the Frankfurt auto appearance on Sept. 14, 1995.
The auto featured a simplified nose, appendage and roofline, with about accumbent acceleration curve streaking aback from the headlights to the wraparound taillights.
Audi declared the autogenous in simple terms: “as abundant as all-important and as little as possible.”
In 1994, Audi designers Freeman Thomas and J Mays began abstraction a auto with Bauhaus-inspired cues. It recalled the angled shapes of prewar chase cars and postwar sedans.
Audi Chairman Herbert Demel declared the 1995 abstraction as “an enthusiast’s car with abundant charisma.”
The Wall Street Journal already alleged the car “high geometric cool.”
It was powered by a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder agent adopted from the A4, a chiral manual and Quattro all-wheel drive. While the columnist and appearance visitors aggregate acclaim on the TT, Demel insisted it was a architecture study, not a examination of a assembly model.
At the 1995 Tokyo auto show, Audi alien addition concept, called TTS. It broadcast the TT ancestors to accommodate a convertible and able auto with a turbo-four acquainted to bear 225 hp at 5,900 rpm.
The first-generation assembly TT fabricated its admission at the 1998 Paris auto show. It featured aluminum elements in the interior, accelerating caster design, a short, all-around accessory bulge and round, carefully spaced tailpipes. For the aboriginal time, Audi active a dual-clutch manual in a assembly archetypal — accepted as S Tronic.
The broiler went on auction in the U.S. for the 2000 archetypal year, and the convertible followed for 2001. Both TT variants were able with a turbocharged, 1.8-liter four-cylinder agent with 180 hp. Audi after offered a 225-hp agent and Quattro.
Audi appear affairs in 2019 to bead the TT to focus on electrification and as the bazaar connected to about-face abroad from cars to ablaze trucks.