In the middle of all the concept debuts and race prototypes being unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, one car that’s neither of those things is fetching some serious attention.

The car is a special one-off Audi A1 that’s inspired by the Japanese National Soccer Team. Affectionately called the A1 Samurai Blue, the one-off car has been dressed in the official colors - blue and white - of the Samurai Blue, the nickname given to the country’s soccer team. Complimenting the two-color exterior paint finish is a red color - the same hue as that of the Japanese flag - that was used on the rear spoiler and the set of 18" wheels provided. The exterior also sports the logo of the Blue Samurais on both sides of the car, as well as on the roof.

The interior equipment of the A1 Samurai Blue has been dressed in black with contrasting blue stitching. Colorful accents are also found on various parts of the interior, including the air vent nozzle, the inlays, the center console, and the floor mats.

Under its hood, no performance enhancements were done on the car so the A1 Samurai Blue is powered by a standard 1.4-liter TFSI engine that produces 122 horsepower. No surprise there.

The whole purpose of the A1 Samurai Blue is for Audi to sell the one-off model and have part of the profit donated to charity. So if you happen to have a heart of gold and fancy a one-off Audi A1 like this, you might need to get to stepping and be the lucky one to go home with this ultra exclusive piece of A1 eye candy.

  • 2012 Audi A1 Samurai Blue
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    TFSI engine
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    1400 L
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  (300) posted on 01.9.2012

The purpose is quite impressive, but look at the design. This could be something better, but unfortunately, this one is the final look. Anyway, I love the wheels of this this Audi.

  (777) posted on 12.21.2011

It really looks so sporty on its graphic, which is very attractive on this. However, I just noticed that Audi still used a very disappointing engine on this. Well, I hope that they would reinforce it more before they put it on a market.

  (447) posted on 12.6.2011

Yeah! Anyway, I really doubt if it is a race car because I noticed that its interior is not looked like for a sports vehicle. Maybe it is only its graphic design. However, I still think that they should boost more its engine.

  (347) posted on 12.2.2011

I don’t think that its engine output could really give a nice speed on this Audi A1. Well, Audi truly needs to give an extra focused on how they would reinforce their engine.

  (570) posted on 12.1.2011

Yeah! It is really cool with its abstract design, and it only adds more appeal on it. However, I’m not so satisfied with its weak output of 122 horsepower, the fact that it is a race car.

  (728) posted on 11.30.2011

This racing prototype is really cool with its sporty graphic design, and the color combination is so perfect with this. I just only hope that its engine output could give a nice speed on this sports car.

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