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.