Audi TT Inspiration: the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept
As promised, here is the vehicle that allegedly foreshadows many design cues for the 2015 Audi TT: the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept, shown at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
The distinctive Audi grille
Do those headlights look a little familiar? (Hint: check the TT sketches.)
The details are amazing – look how the line of the wheel arch meets the line rising out of the headlight. Good stuff.
The closest I could get to the interior. This car was mobbed by the media in Detroit!
I expect the TT’s roofline will be more rounded than the Allroad Shooting Brake, but expect a lot of these design elements to carry over to the TT. Jean Jennings interviewed Audi’s designers about the Allroad Shooting Brake: hear from the exterior designer here and the interior designer here.
Looking forward to seeing the new TT in the flesh…er, sheet metal.
I hope they cure the look of a square-headed woman with buck teeth! Or maybe it is the effect of your photo angles (not your fault). So far, I think I would keep shopping. If, in fact, I was shopping. Which I am not, so my opinion is worth what you’ve paid for it. Maybe I should just keep my worthless mouth shut, since I prefer one-ton pickups. 🙂 Yeah, I know, I’m just pond scum.
My eye was caught by the ratio between frame and glass; cars of recent vintage seem to be more heavily weighted towards a thick body with narrower field of view through the windows, reminiscent of the old Dodge Dart with its ridiculously undersized rear viewing port. The wheels and the frame together form a consistent scale, leaving the top quarter of the vehicle looking strangely out of proportion. Perhaps it is merely an artifact of my 1970’s sensibilities, when cars were both wide and long with generous fields of view (mostly). I need to sit inside to determine how the view is affected. Guess it’s time for a trip to the Audi dealer!