To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the WÃ¶rthersee festival in Austria Audi came up with this little pocketrocket. A small Audi A1, put on a diet and fitted with a bigger engine. Putting 1390kg on the scale, this car is 100kg lighter than the normal A1. Combine this with a modified version of the 2.5L turbo engine we know from the TT RS and RS3 and you know you've got a winner!
The matte white exterior has been altered quite a bit to stand out from its lesser brothers. The body looks very much like a WRC car. To achieve this look Audi has fitted it with widened arches, a CFRP roof, a big rear spoiler, a real diffuser and 19inch rims. Details like R8 inspired wingmirrors, vents on the hood and side and red accents in the headlights only add to this.
Inside we find a stripped out interior with lots of carbonfibre parts like in the doors and on the back of the front seats. A flat bottom carbon steering wheel and pullstraps on the door and glovebox give the interior a real hardcore look.
The stock 2.5L turbo has been supplied with added boost pressure, a bigger intercooler, a modified exhaust and other -for now- unknown- tweaks. This all adds 166bhp to the already not bad 330bhp stock version. This totals at 496bhp. Bare in mind that the most powerful A1 to date, the turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder 1.4TFSI, 'only' puts out 182bhp!
With a 3.7sec time on the 0-100km/h it's the second fastest production Audi. Only the R8 V10 beats him by .1sec! Like a lot of German cars the maximum speed is limited to 250km/h.
Too bad it's just a showmodel and will never go into production...