Audi S1

Audi S1

  In 1984 Audi upgraded the Quattro to Group B race trim where the five cylinder was tuned to make as much as 500 HP while the car’s curb weight was dropped to around 2,400 pounds good for a 0 to 60 MPH time of only 3.1 seconds. The Quattro won two WRC manufacturer’s championships in 1982 and 1984 with Walter Röhrl and Stig Blomqvist behind the wheel as well as a pair of driver’s championships with Hannu Mikkola and the Stig in 1983 and 1984. Meanwhile the Audi Quattro also won the 1985 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in record setting time with Michèle Mouton at the controls and then again in 1987 with Mr. Röhrl at the helm.

After many stories about whether or not the Audi A1 will be coming to the US, we finally get some news on the S version of the smallest model in the lineup: the S1. The new Audi S1 is expected to be unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and will come to compete with models like the Mini Cooper S and the Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA .

The S version will be distinguished by chrome door mirrors, a gloss black diffuser, S1 badges, and, of course, a new set of 18-inch twin five-spoke alloy wheels.

However, the most distinguished thing about the upcoming S1 is the fact that it will be the first Audi S model to be offered in front-wheel drive only. That’s right, no quattro 4WD for the Audi. Instead, this hatchback will be sending the power to just the front two wheels.

Under the hood there will be a tuned version of the 1.4-liter supercharged and turbocharged petrol engine already available in the A1. The result is an output of 200 HP, a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds, and a top speed of 140 mph.

Source: Autoexpress
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Like all Audi models, the A1 will be getting an S version. Recently, the S1 was caught testing and, we have to say, it looks great. The car will be fighting with the Mini Cooper JCW , Fiat 500 Abarth SS , and the Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA .

The S1 will get an amped up version of the 1.4-liter TSI four-cylinder with 200 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. That power output might be a bit low compared to the competition, but the Audi has a few tricks up its sleeve. The car will get a rear-biased Quattro setup with a seven-speed S-Tronic twin-clutch transmission and a lowered and stiffened suspension.

We expect the car to be able to hit 60 miles per hour in six or so seconds and be able to get around 35 miles per gallon. The top speed will be limited to 155 mph like most German machines.

The car looks very aggressive compared to the normal A1. The fender flares have been enlarged and there are 19-inch alloy wheels. At the front there is a low splitter, deep air intakes, and LED daytime running lights.

The S1 should cost around £25,000.

If we’re to believe Rupert Stadler, Audi’s big boss, then it should be worth pointing out that the man has all, but confirmed the following: Audi’s new hatchback wondercar, the A1 , is going to receive a hardcore S1 off-shoot. That’s right; straight out of the horse’s mouth.

According to Stadler, “Sportiness is a core value for the Audi brand and we have some clear ideas for the A1 in this direction.”

Despite the statement, Stadler doesn’t go into detail as to what exactly constitutes to a "sportier" A1, but if you can read between the lines, then it’s pretty easy to surmise that Mr. Audi Big Boss himself is referring to a little hatchback similar to the A1 that could carry a 1.4-liter twin-charger engine that’s capable of producing about 180bhp and will likewise be mated to a seven-speed DSG box.

And as far as ’close to a sure thing’ is concerned, that little hatchback is looking more and more likely to be the new Audi S1.

Source: Autocar UK

Last week, when Volkswagen said that there would not be a Polo R , they also confirmed that the Audi S1 will be unveiled in 2011. However before that, the Europeans (as we have to remind you the US market will not get an A1 ) already knew the prices for the future car: 28.360€. This was revealed by Audi Spain when communicating the price list for the A1 line-up .

The 2011 S1 will be powered by a 1.4 liter TFSI engine that delivers a total of 180 HP and is mated to a S-Tronic gearbox. The 0 to 60 MPH sprint will be made in 6 seconds, while top speed will be limited to the German gentleman’s agreement of 155 MPH.

Source: Autoblog Es

The beauty of programs like Photoshop is that – at least for those who have the skill to do so – you can just about alter whatever photos you like and tweak into something different that a lot of people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the original version and the edited creation.

In this video, you’re going to see a Photoshop expert doing what he does best. And for his latest piece of handiwork, he’s taking an Audi A1 and gives it a speeded-up facelift with the result being an Audi S1 -looking A1.

It’s a speeded-up seven-minute video so you can imagine the painstaking lengths the artist went through to finish his project. Give him a pat on the back though for a job well done.

Nobody’s the wiser, unless of course they catch a piece of this video.

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As you may already know, the Audi A1 will go into production this October. After they bring out their compact city car, Audi will also bring out a sports inspired factory tuned version called the Audi S1 . This might be the best rendering of the future car that we have seen so far, made by Delusi/Lineal-Design.

The S1 will utilize the same twincharged 1.4 Liter engine as the VW Polo GTi Cup Edition. It currently makes 178 HP in the VW, but Audi is likely to upgrade the engine to the point of about 200 HP. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed S-Tronic twin-clutch gearbox. The 0 to 60 MPH sprint will be made in 6 seconds, while top speed will be limited to the German gentlemen’s agreement of 155 MPH.

The S1 will be offered with flared arches, 19-inch alloy wheels, roof-mounted spoiler, and a front end with a low front splitter and deep air intakes. If all this looks good, keep your fingers crossed. Audi still has not confirmed the A1/S1 for the U.S. yet.

Source: Audiblog

Audi learned its lesson with the A2. The unloved bubble car never made it to the U.S., but we never noticed. That will likely not be the case with the upcoming A1 and its hotter sibling the S1.

Like most projects from the Volkswagen Group, the A1/S1 will dig deep into the parts bin for most of its goodies. The car will share a platform with the Volkswagen Polo, but it doesn’t stop there. For the S1, Audi will utilize the same turbocharged 1.4-liter engine as the VW Polo GTi Cup Edition . It currently makes 178 hp in the VW, but Audi is likely to upgrade the engine to the point of about 200 hp.

The engine will be mated to a seven-speed S-Tronic twin-clutch gearbox. The 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in 6 seconds, while top speed will be limited to the German gentleman’s agreement of 155 mph. This kind of performance should give the John Cooper Works Mini , Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA and Fiat 500 Abarth all something to keep an eye on.

The S1 will be offered with flared arches, 19-inch alloy wheels, roof-mounted spoiler, and a front end with a low front splitter and deep air intakes. If all this looks good, keep your fingers crossed. Audi still has not confirmed the A1/S1 for the U.S. yet.

UPDATE 05/25/2010: Audi Spain has just revealed prices for the S1 while communicating the price list for the A1 lineup. The Audi S1 will be priced at 28,360€.

UPDATE 08/19/2010: Check out our latest spy shots for the 2011 Audi S1 in the gallery!

Source: AutoExpress

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