0 Comments
2011_audi_a1_worthersee_gti_tour_17 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_worthersee_gti_tour_04 Photo: tmr
img_2714 Photo: tmr
audi_a1_quattro_limited_edition_overseas_03 Photo: tmr
audi_a1_quattro_limited_edition_overseas_08 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_worthersee_gti_tour_22 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_worthersee_gti_tour_06 Photo: tmr
2014_audi_s1_sportback_spy_photos_01 Photo: tmr
audi_a1_quattro_limited_edition_overseas_16 Photo: tmr
Audi A1 At 2010 Worthersee GTI Tour Photo:
2011_audi_a1_worthersee_gti_tour_11 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_worthersee_gti_tour_16 Photo: tmr
img_2712 Photo: tmr
audi_a1_quattro_limited_edition_overseas_04 Photo: tmr
audi_a1_quattro_limited_edition_overseas_10 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_worthersee_gti_tour_21 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_worthersee_gti_tour_01 Photo: tmr
2014_audi_s1_sportback_spy_photos_03 Photo: tmr
audi_a1_quattro_limited_edition_overseas_15 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_worthersee_gti_tour_26 Photo: tmr
 
 
TMR Team | Jan, 11 2013 | 0 Comments

Reports of a performance version of Audi's A1 have been circulating for some time, and it's not hard to see why: a gutsy engine in a compact body? It's a popular formula.

Since the little hatch's debut in 2010, Audi has delivered a few concepts designed to gauge market interest in the idea of a pricey S-badged A1, including a handful of hotted-up cars at the famed Worthersee GTI Tour.

It all came to a head in December, with the European-market launch of the limited-edition A1 Quattro - essentially an unofficial RS 1 - powered by the S3's turbocharged 199kW engine.

If it's all an A1 fan can stand, they can stands no more.

Relief may finally be on the horizon however, with new spy photos this week revealing what could be the long-awaited S1 undergoing cold-weather testing in Europe.

These new images follow shots obtained last year that showed the hot hatch lapping the Nurburgring.

Sitting low on (relatively) large light alloy rims and brandishing an extra pair of pipes at the rear, it's easy to imagine that this is a pre-production prototype of a new flagship in the A1 range.

Reports overseas suggest the S1 will use the all-wheel-drive system of the A1 Quattro, along with a detuned version of the same car's engine.

Britain's What Car? magazine quotes an unnamed source at Audi, reportedly offering this: "Of course we can imagine the technology [in the Quattro] on large scale production, so there might be a right hand drive S coming."

"The 2.0-litre is a perfect engine with lots of power and torque and a wide range of possible versions so why not that one?"

We'll see.

 
TMR Comments

Finance Calculator

Repayment is : $

Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.
 
New cars for sale View more
 
MINI Hatch John Cooper Works $25,922 to $25,922
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
MINI Clubman John Cooper Works $36,900 to $36,900
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information