The Audi RS1 is coming. These are the first pictures of the fastest and most powerful A1 yet, which our spies have caught testing at the Nurburgring in Germany.
Details are scarce, but the RS1 is expected to have a 2.0-litre turbocharged TFSI engine with around 280bhp, quattro four-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox.
It will sit above the S1 quattro, which is expected to have a 225bhp 1.6-litre TFSI engine.
With that sort of power on tap, the RS1 should do 0-60mph in five seconds and a have a top speed of 150mph. In addition to the extra performance, it will also have a more aggressive look, with flared wheelarches to cover the wider front and rear tracks, plus an aggressive bodykit with a bold front splitter featuring huge air intakes, and a sporty rear roof spoiler.
Lowered and stiffened suspension, uprated brakes and a cabin with sports seats will also feature. The RS1 is expected to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next year, with a price tag approaching £30,000.