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Audi A1 clubsport quattro – Click above for high-res image gallery

Audi has a huge presence at this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans. In addition to running a trio of R18s in the race, the Four Rings takes over a large portion of the track with displays, hospitality suites and even a temporary hotel that is built for the event each year.

One of the vehicles on display was the A1 clubsport quattro that debuted last week at Wörthersee, a celebration of all things Volkswagen. The show car is a clue that Audi's quattro system will soon make its way into the A1 lineup, although the demonstration is more extreme than anything that will make it to production.

Under the hood is a 500-horsepower version of the 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine, allowing the A1 clubsport quattro to go from 0-100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in just 3.7 seconds. The car also features a beautiful matte white paint job, a widebody aerodynamics kit, carbon fiber roof and rear spoiler, retro 19-inch wheels and more.

You can see our live photos of the Audi A1 clubsport quattro in the included high-res gallery, and check back in the next few days for more coverage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      What i REEEEALLY want to know it why Audi doesn't bring the DAMN A1 to the United States? Some of us like premium little hatches dammit!
      • 4 Years Ago
      looking forward to the RS1, that the concept previews. should be a great little car. probably good enough for me so that i will ditch my A6 V6 and go a little bit more eco friendly while being faster.
      Moritz Aemisegger
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've seen this thing last week at the W├Ârthersee Meeting. But then one of the Audi-Boffins started the engine and that sidepipe has a sound - Pure Awesomeness! Greetings from Switzerland to Autoblog!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Audi is Amazing.
      AMG THIS
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a gleaming rip off of the Fiat 500
      • 4 Years Ago
      I REALLLY like this car evrything is amazing on it especially the widebody and rim combo
      • 4 Years Ago
      just wondering~ how much will this cost "IF" they sell it as production car~~ BTW it look very nice~ i love it~
      Amirul Hazmi
      • 4 Years Ago
      is it me or the wheels really looks like it is taken from Porsche's 918?
      • 4 Years Ago
      one of the nicest things with an Audi badge on it that i have seen in a while. looks better with the grey red black stripes from the concept art.
      Daniel Eusse
      • 4 Years Ago
      500 hp? yikes, and with that wheelbase, this thing will be lively at best. still, bring it on!
      Nick Allain
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those some crazy wheels.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Imagine the torque steer. I say this thing is a tad too small to contain 500hp, maybe 300? I'll take the full 500 in the A7, or 400 in the A4. With AWD and a manual.
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