After teasing us with their sneaky teaser clips, Audi has finally revealed the much anticipated, all new, Audi S1.
The reveal is also way ahead of it’s planned debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March – but it seems that Audi fans worldwide (and perhaps Audi themselves) couldn’t wait to see the S1 out in the open.
The S1 is sort of a variation of the Limited Edition Audi Quattro. The company had promised that they would be designing and manufacturing a car that will be the production model of the Quattro – enter the S1. (more…)
For some reason I never liked Audi A1, but seeing the way things improve with the high-performance S1, I’m tempted to think again. Based on the Metroproject concept of 2007, the new Audi S1 is expected to compete with the 211hp Cooper S JCW and the powerful Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA. It features a quattro 4wd system, packs some beautiful 10-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels, an S Tronic twin-clutch gearbox and the same 1.4 liter super- and turbo-charged four-cylinger TSI (178hp/ 133kW) that we’ll get to see in the new Polo GTI. There’s also an ECU tweak that will take the little bugger to 200 hp.
Expected in 2011, the new Audi S1 should cost some £25,000 ($37,000). Worth it?