The back end isn't quite doing it for me, but that wouldn't make me say no if someone happened to give me the keys to one.
Audi is crowning its successful A1 model series with an exclusive top-of-the-line model. The dynamic A1 quattro, limited to just 333 units, moves to the head of the compact class. Its two-liter, turbocharged engine produces 188 kW (256 hp) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque, which is delivered to all four wheels. The Audi A1 quattro sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 245 km/h (152.24 mph).
The A1 quattro is powered by the 2.0 TFSI engine. The 1,984 cc, four-cylinder engine combines gasoline direct injection with turbocharging in the classic Audi manner. Among its highlights are the adjustable intake cam shaft and the two balance shafts, which ensure smooth operation. Maximum torque of 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) is continuously available between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm, and peak power (188 kW/256 hp) is developed at 6,000 rpm.
It's a shame that VW/Audi chooses to keep so many of their best products out of our hands.
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WOW!! That's damn hot! Really digging the size of this thing! I've got a deposit on a Golf R here in Canada, and I would absolutely get this instead if it were available here. Audi is such a tease!
Diggin the rims and the blacked out area around the tail light.... totally gives the car a retro feel. And look at that front fascia!
The rear wing is a little too much though... I like the contrast between the wing and the black roof, but it needs to be half the size. And not really feeling the red tach and the red accent in the head lights.
I love the wheels. I doubt Audi could bring this exact car over for less than $35k which would make it nearly impossible to sell. I'd love to get my hands on a TDI version of these for somewhere in the low $20k range if that's possible. Would be a fun, awesome commuter car. I'd also like to see actual photographs of a production car. These shots all look like CGI to me.
only a top-end hp of 185....still though...
love it. Love the wing on the back too. I’d have to drive one against the R I’ve got on order to decide. I might just have to move to Germany if they’re going to keep teasing us with awesome cars. How much is rosetta stone?
Is this how the rest of the world gets back at Americans?! Here’s a cool car, but you can’t have it...
I love the looks. The front lights remind me a little bit of BMW and the back which I'm REALLY fond of reminds me a bit of the boxy B4 rear and a bit Vanagon in modern form. I personally love it, and it comes with a proper size fuel efficient motor too. If they brought this to the US with a 1.6 or 2.0 TDI I'd be all over it.
After doing a google image search it looks like they dropped the sleek square look to the rear lights. They look more streched on the sides... unless that black strip on the rear is making an illusion in the above linked images.
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we need more small cars over here so badly. and i'm glad that a market for them is developing. but i can't imagine this making it over here especially since it's a run of 333 units.
i'm so impressed they are putting the golf R drivetrain in such a small package. i can has new dream car?
with these underpinnings i can't say i care as much about the design of the exterior. that said i could do without the red "wing" in the headlights. everything else is a go, including the boy-racer rear spoiler!
yes, i cannot wait to see what the S1 will have over this. maybe that one will be expensive enough to bring over ((still dreaming)).
Also, there've been theories in the enthusiast communities that Audi might have reconsidered the use of the name S1 because its use in Audi lore was applied to the Sport quattro... a decidedly different car and position in the Audi lineup.