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Audi releases A1 quattro with 256 horses

Audi releases A1 quattro with 256 horses image

Text: / Photos: | posted December 22, 2011 13:11

Hot, hot hatch

 

Audi is coming out with a limited edition example of their baby model, the A1.

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Limited to just 333 examples (like the R8 GT), the A1 quattro is poised to become the most exciting small car from the german brand. On the outside, the new car gets several design tweaks, with blacked out panels, a lower ride height, 18 inch wheels and a special finish in Glacier White metallic.

The A1 quattro distinguishes itself visually through an exclusive design for the front and rear bumpers, the grille and its frame, red painted ‘wings’ within the headlights, a large two-color rear spoiler and two sizeable, 100-millimeter diameter polished exhaust tailpipes. Finishing touches such as tinted LED rear lights, tinted rear windows and a contrasting black coloring for the rear hatch and rear diffuser will also mark out the top-ranking A1, as will quattro badges on the grille, roof arch and rear hatch which bear testament to this car’s unique position as the first ever all-wheel-drive production A1.

The new A1 quattro is powered by a 2.0 liter TFSI engine that is capable of 256 horsepower. The new car can sprint to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 245 km/h.