Is this the Audi RS1 ?

Audi RS1 spy photo
Audi RS1 spy photo

RS1 or production ClubSport Quattro ?

Judging by the red LED headlights and the black roof, we are looking at a production mule of the A1 ClubSport Quattro Concept which will probably be sold as the RS1. Most definitely it won’t be as powerful as the concept since that vehicle had a modified 5-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine with no less than 496 hp (370 kW) and 486 lb-ft (660 Nm) of torque. The RS1 will have less oomph than the TT-RS and RS3 models which are powered by the same engine with 335 hp (250 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm).

Of course, the Ingolstadt-based automaker could be working on an actual production version of the concept shown last year at the Wörthersee Tour. If there will be such a car, expect an extremely steep price tag and a production limited to just a few units.

Thanks to Shrawan for the tip!

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CReeds CReeds
This does';t look nearly aggressive enough to be RS1.
Oct 22nd, 2012 7:29pm
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
The engine from the TTS seems appropriate for this one. 2.0T, lots of torque, 265bhp, no need for more than that in a pocket rocket like this.
Oct 22nd, 2012 7:00pm
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pol_maikol pol_maikol
The article's autor of the linked blog says that it's the A1 e-tron.
Oct 22nd, 2012 6:30pm
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