When the original Audi TT was being styled, one of the inspirations was the Porsche 356 and other rounded sports coupes of the 50s and 60s—-sculpted in terms of retro-futurist form and design. Last night when I parked on 47th and Park Ave. I saw this excellent example of a 356 and my TT parked right behind it. A stunning combination—-and a reminder of how classic design should be: clean, timeless, and beautiful. Automobiles can be art. I’m also struck at how the TT is not that much larger than the 356, which is great considering how bloated ‘modern’ cars are becoming these days.