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The relentless run-up to the Audi A1's official introduction at the Geneva Motor Show continues unabated, this time with a video of Markus Winkelhock taking the A1 for a spin around Audi's test track in Neustadt, Germany.

The current DTM pilot for Audi gushes about the A1's communicative steering and compliant suspension, while Dr. Horst Glaser, Audi's Head of Chassis Development, hypes up the lightweight construction and quick 14.8:1 steering ratio. It's not the most compelling video, but it's nice to see the premium hatch finally on the road. And we've got to admit that the A1 looks noticeably better blacked out, without the slightly contrived aluminum roof trim. See for yourself after the jump.

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