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.
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.
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.
Source: Motor Trend