A couple of weeks ago, we caught sight of a nice upgrade Pogea Racing did for the Audi A7 Sportback, which they so affectionately dubbed, ’Seven Sins’. Well from the looks of things, it’s beginning to look like Pogea Racing is trying to run through the whole gamut of Audi models after the tuning firm launched a separate upgrade program for the Audi A1. The name for this program? The ’A Force One’. Catchy.
Aesthetic and aerodynamic upgrades done on the A1 were left at the minimum with Pogea opting to add few items, including a set of ultralight OZ Racing Alleggerita HTL alloy wheels that are wrapped in ET35 Sport Contact 3 Continental tires. Apart from that, Pogea also added a new exhaust system that comes with some fancy 76mm laser engraved tailpipes.
In terms of performance, this is where the tuning company did the brunt of their work. Pogea Racing’s tuning program for the Audi A1 comes in two stages with the first stage increasing the car’s output from the stock 122 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque to an angrier 156 horsepower and 266 Nm of torque. The first stage engine upgrade also bumps the top speed to 152 mph. Meanwhile, the Stage 2 upgrade doesn’t get get any performance enhancements. Instead, Pogew Racing adds additional air cooling and adapted electronics, together with a new coil-over suspension from KW and a set of Brembo brakes with perforated discs.
All told, the ’A Force One’ upgrade on the A1 looks refreshingly off-the-chains. Extra props for the sick rims, too.