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Old 08-16-2005, 08:08 PM   #1
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New TT

I just stumbled upon this pic of the next-gen TT.http://www.weblogsinc.com/common/ima...40206144715147 Sure it'll be bigger and have more power blah blah, but the thing in this pic is just UGLY. Why must such a beautiful car be turned into THAT thing?!?! I know it reflects all the other new Audis, but the other new ones are somewhat good-looking, this thing is just plain ugly. What do you think?
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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I'm not the biggest fan of Audi, but it looks ok, not bad not good.
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:45 PM   #3
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What are you TALKING about...the old TTs (to me) just seem very.........round. I don't dig them at all, this new one looks kinda like a z4, I like it.
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:51 PM   #4
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I think it looks pretty good, might look alittle better with a little bit smaller grille but i dont mind it.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:01 PM   #5
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What are you TALKING about...the old TTs (to me) just seem very.........round. I don't dig them at all, this new one looks kinda like a z4, I like it.
agreed... the ol TT's looked like a redesigned beetle. The new one looks a lot better. It kinda borders the line between sports car and exotic (keyword: kinda).

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Old 08-16-2005, 10:08 PM   #6
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The original was a certified work of art. Freeman Thomas and J Mays pulled design from both the original Auto Union race cars and the Bauhaus school of design, and created some serious artwork. You may have thought it just a "redesigned Beetle" but there's a reason it won so many design awards, and not just from automotive design experts. Art and architectural design experts also praised it.

Which means it HAS to have something going for it designwise.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:12 PM   #7
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The original was a certified work of art. Freeman Thomas and J Mays pulled design from both the original Auto Union race cars and the Bauhaus school of design, and created some serious artwork. You may have thought it just a "redesigned Beetle" but there's a reason it won so many design awards, and not just from automotive design experts. Art and architectural design experts also praised it.

Which means it HAS to have something going for it designwise.

Really??? I had no idea. Thanks for the enlightenment. But then who designed the Beetle?? Same guys??? They resemble eachother for some odd reason.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:59 PM   #8
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If it still soft and overweight for it's size and FWD with optional Quattro, I won't look twice (no matter how good or stylish it looks). Seems like it will be a big hit with the regular Audi crowd though. FWD based Roadster? No offence to the gay community, but that is just... homosexual (Thank you Mazda for setting the bar).
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:50 PM   #9
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The original was a certified work of art. Freeman Thomas and J Mays pulled design from both the original Auto Union race cars and the Bauhaus school of design, and created some serious artwork. You may have thought it just a "redesigned Beetle" but there's a reason it won so many design awards, and not just from automotive design experts. Art and architectural design experts also praised it.

Which means it HAS to have something going for it designwise.

yeah, but some people think that the mona lisa is the most beautiful painting in the world...and I dont.


For me, Even though it may have won so many designs, I just dont like it, Its just not my style.
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:41 AM   #10
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this one does look a lot better than the older ones but i don't like audi that much. To me they are just a glorified volkswagon
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:52 AM   #11
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Are you joking? I love the look of that new TT. We have several Audi/ VW vehicles (which have been great), I expect that car should do well. I like that look, of course I do like the current one. I would love a Coupe one with the 3.2 engine and Quattro... that would be nice.
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Really??? I had no idea. Thanks for the enlightenment. But then who designed the Beetle?? Same guys??? They resemble eachother for some odd reason.

Yup. The New Beetle was also designed by J Mays and Freeman Thomas, when they were working out of VW's design center in California. This was before Mays went on to Ford to be head of Ford's worldwide design team.

Mays has always had a slight Bauhaus influence (simple geometry. Think Braun appliances and electronics for a design example), and his design language tends to be very recognizeable. From the Passat and A4/A6 of the late '90s through the Ford Five Hundred and GT. Sharp transitions, not a lot of surface embellishment, and very high tech details.
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yeah, but some people think that the mona lisa is the most beautiful painting in the world...and I dont.


For me, Even though it may have won so many designs, I just dont like it, Its just not my style.

The point is, when a design is recognized worldwide by so many experts in the field, from modern art museums to architectural review groups to design centers, to financial magazines, it IS a good design. And if you're that out of step with the people paid to know what good design is, what then becomes your point of reference for knowing what good design is? Merely that it appeals to you or not, personally? And why does it not appeal to you when it apparently appeals to people paid to know what appeals to people? (ok, that was hard to type...)

I guess it's from years of architecture and design studies, and art appreciation classes, that I can understand and like good design even if it's not my personal style. I can't just go "well, it's not what I would do so it sucks." I do the same for the various genres of the automotive hobby...
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Mays has always had a slight Bauhaus influence (simple geometry. Think Braun appliances and electronics for a design example), and his design language tends to be very recognizeable. From the Passat and A4/A6 of the late '90s through the Ford Five Hundred and GT. Sharp transitions, not a lot of surface embellishment, and very high tech details.

and that's why i love Mays's designs. i'm a big fan of simplicity with designing - i love the TT the way he designed it. its elegant, yet simple.
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:08 PM   #15
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..."well, it's not what I would do so it sucks."...
I don't think that at all, I mean if you like it, more power to you, I just don't. I Dont like rocky road Ice Cream, but a lot of people do, I mean its still a good recipe (obviously, since so many people like it) but I don't dig it at all.
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