2014 Audi TT Spied Testing In New Production Body Photo:
TMR Team | Oct, 22 2013 | 3 Comments


Audi's next-generation TT is at last testing out its brand-new outfit, spied this week ahead of what could be planned as an early 2014 debut.

As expected, the profile shape of the new TT has not strayed far from the current model, although it is clear that new styling will feature at both ends.

Familiar swirling camouflage obscures the look of the new TT's front and rear details, but a broad new split grille design and larger headlights are evident.

Likewise, the rear end shows a look that is not far removed from the outgoing model, with a similar shape to the tail-lights and rear deck.

On the performance front, the new TT's engines are expected to include the Volkswagen Group's EA888 engine, with a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged mill producing around 165kW.

Reports suggest the five-cylinder turbo in the current TT RS may again appear, but with output boosted to a mighty 285kW.

The next-generation TT will be built on the Volkswagen Group's new MQB platform, which will eventually underpin everything from the Audi A3 to the next Volkswagen Tiguan.

According to some reports, the TT's version of the MQB platform will also feature a high proportion of aluminium structural members to help shave off weight.

Many of these features will come from the ultra-light Ultra Quattro concept revealed at the Worthersee GTI Treffen in April.

Audi is reportedly positioning the 2014 TT as a Porsche Boxster competitor, and with a front-engined layout the TT will need as much of a weight advantage as it can get to take the challenge to the mid-engined Boxster.

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