The 2012 London Olympics is now in full swing and German automaker is lending its support to the German National Team by providing a special edition, one-off A1 E-Tron model to serve as the company’s exhibition model.

We all know that the A1 E-Tron carries an internal combustion engine that charges the car’s batteries and can produce a total of 102 horsepower with a 0-60 mph time of 10 seconds and a top speed of just over 80 mph. Clearly, the A1 E-Tron isn’t exactly a rubber smoker, but nevertheless, it does make for a good celebratory piece for the German National Team at the Olympics. As an official partner of Germany’s Olympic Sports Confederation and the National Paralympic Committee Germany, Audi has even sent 60 A1 E-Tron models to London where they are being used as a shuttle service running between the MS Deutschland cruise ship and the German House.

As for the A1 E-Tron Germany Olympic Team Edition, the car carries the colors of Germany loud and proud in its support of its athletes. The one-off model also sports black bezel headlamps, ’2012’ in scripted on the side mirrors and roof, a new set of white multi-spoke wheels with touches of Germany’s national colors, and an exclusive interior trim with the same patriotic highlights reserved only for this particular model.

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6 comments:

  (647) posted on 08.14.2012

I think this kind of big looking car will not do good in most racing events unless they will race against the same look racing cars. It will surely not going to generate good speed because of its weight.

  (506) posted on 08.13.2012

Now that the Olympic games has ended, the Audi’s skin is remarkable not only for the German Olympiad, but also to all those who witnessed the summer games and the upcoming 2016 Rio De Janiero Olympics.

  (596) posted on 08.13.2012

Olympic fever rises as this game started and currently on its 3rd week.

  (159) posted on 08.9.2012

Now that the London Olympics has started, I’m looking forward to witness their success, especially the German team which will strive for more Gold this year.

  (648) posted on 08.5.2012

I love its designs themed for the Olympic event this year. I wish the best for the German team in their respective games.

  (594) posted on 08.3.2012

The A1 E-Tron promises to be one of the hottest hatches and compact market. The A1 E-Tron comes with its unique front fascia, sporting larger air inlets to keep the car’s engine and brakes cool. The overall look is not radically different from the standard A1, but the changes are enough to let you know that this is not just any ordinary hatchback with its brilliant exterior color.

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