German magazine Sport Auto got its mitts on an Audi A1 Quattro, then tested the limited-edition hot hatch for high speed and gravel prowess. With 252 horsepower and 258 pound-feet underhood from its 2.0 TSFI engine, it's slightly down on gumption from the 500-horsepower A1 Clubsport that Audi showed off at the Wörthersee and Le Mans last year, but the bewinged A1 Quattro will still get from standstill to 62 mph in 5.7 seven seconds and onto a GPS-indicated 257 kph (159 mph).

The A1 Quattro is a little longer than the traditional A1 and it will come packed with enhanced trim, a 456-watt stereo and metallic-white paint, but we're still awaiting the small detail of pricing. Only 333 examples are to be produced, and you can see one of them in the video below.



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      RampantFury
      • 2 Years Ago
      Forget the Volkswagen Polo, They should of made a rally version of this car as a spiritual successor to the Quattro.
        JDam4131
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RampantFury
        agreed, This reminded me of watching old group B Rally videos for some reason
      atomicbri2005
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is an awesome little car! Sure it will be expensive, but that's the price you pay for an exclusive, fun little rally car. If they sold it here in the states in limited numbers, I would buy one!
      Swordman
      • 2 Years Ago
      What would annoy me is that the digital speedo and the analogue speedo aren't in synch.
      dan1malk
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hot hatch indeed. Do we know the price? (If it's even for sale?)
        RGT881
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dan1malk
        The Audi A1 Quattro costs £41,020. As much as a basic Porsche Cayman and more than the Audi RS3. 19 have been brought into the UK and remainder are likely to be in Europe among the most die-hard Audi fans. http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/motoring/audi-a1-quattro---the-high-749018
      Kuro Houou
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a great looking car, reminds me of the quatro of old. Really would love one of these!
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      IMO, this A1 Quattro should have been the S1. They should make an RS1 with 300 hp out of a 2.5 turbo inline 5.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must be as heavy as it is ugly. A drivetrain like that in a puny car like this should be notably quicker than the video suggests.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        If it were as heavy as it is ugly, it would be pretty light.
      JDam4131
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is what they need to be selling! only 333? lame
      Dvanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow this small car has BALLS!!!
      Snark
      • 2 Years Ago
      This and the Q3 both suffer from too little visual weight over the rear wheels. The proportions are dumpy and out of whack.
      Fun Bus
      • 2 Years Ago
      The ultimate LACK of status symbol car, god damn you look at me, I have an Audi...
      Spellchecker
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a halo car. Halo cars are not huge sellers. It'll sell to a few performance enthusiasts with certain requirements. Even the standard A1 is a slow seller in Europe. It sells so poorly that Audi decided a 5-door hatch version of it has to be produced...
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