ABT Sportsline has made tuning projects of the Audi A1 in the past, but their latest program for the German automaker’s sports hatch figures to be one of the most powerful A1’s this side of Audi’s out of this world, 500-horsepower A1 Clubsport Quattro.

Dressed in three unique color schemes - the Aloha, Klecks, and High Voltage - the 2011 iteration of their A1 package also comes with a prominent engine upgrade. Incidentally, these three color schemes also came with the 2010 ABT program, but that’s not the important thing. What’s new and different about the 2011 version is the powerful engine upgrade the A1 received that saw its output increase past the 200-horsepower mark.

All that was possible when ABT Sportsline gave the A1’s 1.4-liter TFSI engine an ECU remap, while also adding a dual-pipe exhaust system and a new sports muffler. All these modifications and changes bumped up the A1’s output all the way to 210 horsepower - a rarity for an A1 - while also giving it performance numbers that include a 0-62 mph time of just 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph.

Other aerodynamic components added to the Audi A1 include a new aluminum brushed front lip, side skirts, rear wing insets, rear skirt inset, a new rear spoiler, and a set of 17" or 18" ABT ZTitan wheels.

  • 2011 Audi A1 by ABT Sportsline
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  • Engine:
    1.4-liter TFSI engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    210 horsepower
  • Top Speed:
    150 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    6.6 sec.
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  (727) posted on 11.30.2011

210 horsepower? Too weak for this Audi A1! Well, I think that is the only unlovely fact about this vehicle because its exterior is already so precise even on its interior features.

  (647) posted on 10.5.2011

Sort of aggressive on its black and red combination. Totally love its sporty hatch gesture. Prominent headlight and very alive color schemes.

  (630) posted on 09.12.2011

I love the front headlights of this Audi A1. So much angst on that, and I must say that it is already looks so great on its glossy color red.

  (619) posted on 06.30.2011

Wow, I would say that this is definitely a nice take on the A1. I must admit that I always think of that one as more of a family car, so I am really quite surprised at the work that they have done here.

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