Audi RS1 Born from the A1 Clubsport!

By now, hoards of Audi fans at the annual Wörthersee tour festival have feasted their eyes on the Audi A1 Clubsport Quatrro. And to prove that the concept was far more than a just a simple nip and tuck project, Audi and its partner Need for Speed produced a video that demonstrates the extensive work put into the A1 Clubsport.
Audi RS1
Audi RS1
The project, dubbed W11, starts with a basic A1 that is mercilessly hacked to give way to a carbon fiber room and wider fenders. The donor A1 then gets stuffed with the 2.5-liter inline-five TFSI engine found in the TT RS and RS3 ; the engine is tuned to put out 496 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque. Audi claims that the combination of the tiny car with the monster engine results in a 0-62 mph time of just 3.7 seconds.
Audi RS1
Audi RS1
A custom paint job completes the W11 project along with carbon-ceramic brakes, 19-inch wheels, roll cage, carbon-fiber bucket seats and requisite race gauges. Audi has no plans to produce the pint-sized, all-wheel drive track thrasher, but could some elements of Clubsport spill over to street version of the A1? It’s possible and we will eagerly wait and see.
Audi RS1

Source: Motor Trend

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