• Jun 10th 2009 at 5:29PM
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The history of the Audi A1 is a great deal of talk and renderings capped by one confirmed sighting. We've seen the A1 Sportback and been told that an A1 Cabrio is coming, after which we were told that the A1 wouldn't be coming to the U.S. Now everyone is in on the game, with forum user The Pretender at RS6.com posting one idea of what a targa version of the A1 could be -- even though it seems much more in line with what an Audi version of the VW Bluesport could be.
Of course, if the A1 isn't coming to America, an A1 targa – a dedicated two-seater, mind you – would have to make a strong price case for itself against an A1 Cabrio, A3 Cabrio, a possible Bluesport Audi, bog standard versions of the TT, plus cross-country competition from the Mini convertible and BMW 1-Series (both four-seaters). But if we ignore all of that and simply consider the rendering above, the questions are: Do we need it and would it tempt you?

[Source: RS6.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      that grill looks AWESOME
      • 6 Years Ago
      "...the questions are: Do we need it and would it tempt you?"

      Need it? Of course not.

      Would it tempt me? That depends. Make it handle like a miata and price it below 35k, and yes, it's quite tempting.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What is it with the "rendered speculations" anyway? Is it really newsworthy that some other publication has a guess as to what some car that may or may not ever be made might look like something?

      I mean, if AB made it, then maybe, but still... aren't there enough cool auto stories without these?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Autoblog is not a news agency. They "obsessively cover the auto industry." That means coverage and reports of things not necessarily considered news--so that those who want to look at speculation and track a car's design can do so. Yes, we get a lot of news here, but that's not Autoblog's function. Its function is to give us details on the industry, from manufacturing to management, from consumption to coverage, from specs to pipedreams (like this).
      • 6 Years Ago
      A1? Really? Why don't they just leave that market to the TT/R3 (or whatever). What I really wanna see is a nice A4 coupé to compete with the BMW (328/335) and C Coupes!
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      once USA is adicted to small cars, like we here in west europe.
      a used camaro or anything wil worthless.

      i was offered a 10 year old S600 coupe v12 for 11.000€
      while any other model with a efficient less comsuming engine on the used car market is worth equal or more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd take this or the BlueSport. This is probably a bit more likely to come out since it doesn't involve any platform flipping around backwardsing! Audi name would send the price back up, but hopefully come with a better interior...