Published on 03 Dec 2012 by Adriano
For those potential customers who think the Audi A1 Quattro is too extreme or too expensive, Audi is currently working on a new pocket rocket version of their popular hatchback A1. Spotted at the Nürburgring not so long ago in its 3-door configuration, this is the first time we get to see a prototype for the S1 Sportback.
This S1 Sportback prototype is sporting the quad exhaust pipes usually found on the ‘S’ Models, so there might be a big chance to see the S1 as both 3 door hatch and 5 door Sportback. On the other hand, since the A1 Quattro was limited to just 333 units, Audi might still want a car with equal performance but with a milder and less extreme body kit to fulfill the demands of the customers. And if they offer the S1 in both body versions, they will probably find more customers for it.
This prototype should be equipped with the 2.0-liter TFSI engine, which should be set to deliver something like 220-240 horsepower, that will be unleashed on the ground through through all four wheels via the well’known Audi’s own Quattro system. Thinking about it, this car might actually be the reason why Audi did not use the S1 name for the recent A1 Quattro.