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Audi toys with new shapes and sounds for electric TT

Audi TT EV render front three quarter
Audi TT EV render front three quarter

TT replacement will be “different but emotional”

Audi is in an “intense concept phase” for the electric successor to the TT, experimenting with different silhouettes and soundtracks as it plots a replacement for the popular sports coupé, which retired last year.

Set to be introduced “within five or 10 years”, the new electric car will take a different name from the TT but occupy a similar position in the German firm’s range.

Audi’s spokesperson for technical development, Daniel Schuster, told Autocar: “We are taking a blank sheet of paper to see what is the right ‘icon’. “It’s not just about looking at what we have now and saying ‘it’d be cool to make it electric’. It’s really about what would be a great addition to the range.”

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Schuster said it is important for Audi to continue to differentiate between regular and RS cars but added there has to be an “icon on top”. Rolf Michl, Audi Sport’s managing director, said developing the successor is a “huge job” for the company because it “didn’t want to lose existing customers”.

He added: “I wouldn’t just orientate myself on sizes, concepts, designs. You have to have a base portfolio that has to be sorted out very well. And then the car has to fit to this portfolio and to the Audi brand. This is quite a unique job.”