Audi introduced the TT coupe and convertible in 1999, and its Art Deco-inspired style made a much deeper impression than its less impressive performance. In 2008 came a redesign-and with it, more muted, masculine lines and surfaces, more side sculpting, a lower nose, and LED detailing. Car and Driver labels the Audi TT as "unique among sports cars," and Edmunds.com says the TT has the "low-slung look and feel of a sports car." Kelley Blue Book admires the latest version's "crisper lines," while Motor Trend points out the TT is "no longer just a pretty boy."
With the 2008 redesign, the TT's cockpit loses its grabby circular theme, and now faces the driver and passenger with a flight-inspired set of knobs, switches, and LCD screens with a distinctly masculine appeal. It's sleeker for sure, though less distinctive. Cars.com likes the "aluminum interior trim," and Kelley Blue Book hails the "contemporary design, premium materials," which make it another addition to Audi's line of "standout interiors." Edmunds says the seat and steering wheel design give the "interior a sporty feel." The flat-bottomed steering wheel helps the driver get into and out of the car, but Kelley Blue Book reports that it "mostly just looks cool." The TTS gets a host of other improvements inside to match its dressed-up exterior, including "more brushed aluminum, gray-faced instruments whose white needles perform a fashionable flick before start-up, and handsome Alcantara-and-leather seats," according to Motor Trend.