Now in its third generation, the Audi TT is certainly one of the most desirable models currently available in the lineup of the Ingolstadt-based automaker. It all started in 1995 with a TT concept which previewed the production model (8N) that eventually went on sale three years later as a coupe. In 1999 the TT received a roadster derivative and in June 2006 production of the first generation ended.
The second-gen model was previewed at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show through a Shooting Brake concept car that announced a more angular styling approach, thus a departure from the original model which had rounder shapes. The production-ready second generation Audi TT (8J) was unveiled in April 2006 and went into production in August of that year. Hotter TT-S and TT RS models arrived in the years to come packing a more aggressive styling and increased output.
Fast forward to the present, the third generation Audi TT (8S) saw the light of day in March at the Geneva Motor Show where the Germans also showcased the TT-S variant. This more appealing version is motivated by a turbocharged four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engine that delivers 310 bhp and 380 Nm, enough for a 0-100 km/h run in 4.7 seconds and an electronically-capped top speed of 250 km/h.