Here's a headline you don't see every day. Audi Sport Quattro "is ugly” popped up on our daily news search over on AutoCar.co.uk. Seems the designer of the Audi homologation special and rally icon Peter Birtwhistle was a bit critical of the car in some comments made to the UK weekly
It was more than rumor that an S1 would display at last September's Paris Motor Show. Even the official website for the industry event listed an S-car version of Audi's hot-selling A1 3-door. In the end sources at Audi told us the car was pulled from the Paris lineup.
In a new story by AutoExpress, the British automotive news magazine suggests that the original
German automotive magazine Auto Motor und Sport published their own Paris preview and in that suggest that Audi plans to pull the wraps off of a new S1 and S8, S-car versions of the all-new A1 and A8. Interestingly, A,M und S makes no reference of an S7 that was suggested by a source of ours at Audi just last
We're not certain but we suspect the spy photographers who nabbed this Ingolstadt plated A1 running big wheels may be correct that it is an S1 test mule. Few details are confirmed about the upcoming S-version making us suspect most of the rumors around the car are just that but most suggest a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-banger.
Will it have quattro? If it doesn't it'll be the first S-car
Our buddies over at GermanCarBlog have translated and summarized the latest Audi intel to be published by German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport. A M und S is usually pretty accurate so we read it with interest. Here's a quick rundown.
- Arrives (Europe at least) in 2014
- Coupe and Roadster
- Positioned BELOW TT
- Engines Include 1.4 TFSI
We know Audi is at least working on an S1 version of its new A1 hatch if not a full-blown RS 1. Still, that hasn't stopped the photoshoposphere from imagineering such a beast and we like what we see. We found this particular shot that uses many cues from the RS 5 PR photography over at AudiBlog.nl. Read more about it after the jump.