The 2008 Audi TT has all the hallmarks of a sportscar in terms of styling. Car and Driver's description of Bauhaus styling is a common refrain, but the Audi TT has changed its shape significantly this year; it’s more sportscarlike than cute. Almost six inches longer, the new Audi TT has “gone from cute to sinister, with furrowed brows and a large mouth that evoke Audi's newest phenomenon, the R8 supercoupe,” Cars.com notes. The edges are a little crisper, while the front end is a little taller, Car and Driver remarks. And the rear end has a "three-dimensional effect" in the design of the taillights, the Detroit News reports.
The Bauhaus influence is again discernible when it comes to the TT Audi's interior: its "functional simplicity," as interpreted by The Auto Channel. According to the New York Times, “inside, the TT feels sports-car intimate without being crowded, and Audi’s tradition of handsome accommodations continues.” Car and Driver notes that the “overall interior effect isn't as dramatic a statement as that of the original TT,” while Edmunds.com reports that the "handsomely executed interior" makes the observer forget the Audi TT's "rather humble VW Golf roots.”