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.