Typically, when we hear about vehicles climbing up to speeds of over 200 mph, we think of high performance vehicles like the Bugatti Veyron or the SSC Tuatara. Not once have we ever thought of a small car like the Audi A1 achieving such a feat. It was probably this assumption that led tuning firm, MTM, to completely make over the A1 so that it became a snarling speed machine, capable of hitting a top speed of 201 mph at the Nardo Highspeed Test.

Every year, modified supercars head on over to the Nardo test track to see what they are capable of, but this year, MTM’s Audi A1 decided to crash the party and show the 9FF Porsche 911 GT3, MKB McLaren SLR, G-Power BMW M3, and SpeedArt Porsche Cayenne Turbo just how it’s done. With an MTM tuning package consisting of various upgrades, the A1 delivers a total of 500 HP and 442 lb-ft of torque. 500 HP! When equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox and limited slip differential, the car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of the aforementioned 201 mph.

Adding a few more bells and whistles to the heart-thumping power, MTM gave the small car a new set of 18" MTM bimoto rims with a 9-spoke race design, a new set of MTM-Spacers (20 mm per axle), upgraded brakes, and a lowered suspension.

And to think, just one year ago, MTM released their new package for the A1 that had no type of engine upgrades. It may have taken them a year to get the engine tweaks just right, but the result was certainly worth the wait. That is, if anyone plans on racing an Audi A1 anytime soon.



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  (592) posted on 07.25.2011

Of course, they will sell this one. Why do they publicize this one if they don’t? If ever, this will be a production for Audi because of its amazing output that covers 500 HP! Other race cars find one of their great opponents.

  (1) posted on 07.21.2011

Are they selling this?

  (600) posted on 07.21.2011

This Audi A1 is really an amazing creation of Audi. It has a great competition with Bugatti and Ferrari to think that it is a small car. Well, he reached the speed that a sport car must have.

  (399) posted on 07.21.2011

Really? Then I would say that the speed performance of this hatch is better compare to the Ferrari Italia that was tested in the Fiorano Circuit. Impressively, MTM made an awesome aftermarket version for this car.

  (473) posted on 07.21.2011

For a hatchback, the speed performance of the car is impressive! The 500 hp output can only produced by a v8 engine for a sportscar. BTW, I think it would be better if they have removed the speed limiter of the vehicle.

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