Audi aims to end the production of their iconic sports coupe, the TT in favour of an electric vehicle to get its fair share in the premium electric vehicle market.
The Audi TT was launched in the year 1998. It was an instant hit for people who wanted a sporty two-seater. Alongside being popular, the TT also helped Audi establish itself as a design leader, which helped Audi stand out from the other competing brands such as BMW & Mercedes Benz.
The Audi TT Mk2 was seen in the markets in the year 2006, which saw a switch in the build material choices.
The power figures were bumped up too, as well as the overall size of the car.
The gen 3 Audi TT Mk3 kept up with the same design language, which included the 2.5 liter turbocharged 5 cylinder engine.
Audi has confirmed that the TT will be replaced with not a gasoline-powered engine, but one powered with an electric engine.
Audi has also stated that they will be using the words “e-tron” for their electric vehicles.
Although the concept of the Audi TT being replaced by an electrically-powered car isn’t sitting well with purists, who are mourning the loss of a combustion engine, there are many likeable aspects of electric sports.
Instant torque from an all-electric engine can sometimes surpass some of the best internal combustion engines.
Also, the fitting of motors to the front & rear axles allows for a much more customizable & flexible package when compared to having a large petrol/diesel engine.