2011 500hp Audi A1 clubsport quattro review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 1 June 2011 , 20:06:06 byAngela

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500hp Audi A1 clubsport quattro

The 2011 Audi A1 clubsport quattro represents a vehicle built to provide breathtaking dynamics and will be presented in Reifnitz, in the Austrian state of Karnten, at the Wortherseetour 2011. Many of the features of the Audi A1 clubsport quattro will soon show up in the accessories program for the A1 family, which Audi is steadily expanding. The car model is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine featuring direct fuel injection and turbocharging, at the same reaching a maximum power of 370 kW and 660 Nm between 2,500 and 5,300 rpm. Heat from the engine compartment is dissipated via two large air outlets in the hood.
High performance is ensured by the turbocharger, intercooler, exhaust line and admission tract which have been systematically tuned. The overall weight of just 1,390 kg helps the engine catapult the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, while the 0-200 km/h sprint takes only 10.9 seconds. Maximum speed reaches 250 km/h, while a six-speed manual transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive, both taken from the TT RS and enhanced, deliver the power to all four wheels. Large, internally ventilated disc brakes sit behind the wheels and the coilover suspension integrates rebound damping and adjustable compression.
The exterior of the car gives an exclusive appearance with a Glacier White matt paint finish, a roof made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer and the four rings at the front of the car are amde of solid aluminum. The rear view of the A1 clubsport quattro is honed by darkly toned rear lights together with a large, closed diffuser.
The showcar features no rear seat as it was designed as a road vehicle for the race track. The strict high-performance concept left no room for an infotainment system, an MMI monitor or even a loudspeaker. The interior boasts large areas covered with matt-finished CFRP and three additional instruments that indicate the oil pressure, boost pressure and electrical system voltage.
Fine leather upholstery with tone-on-tone stitching was used to cover the seats and the center console.
The union square lifestyle kit is another option of the A1 clubsport quattro and it incorporates exterior decals and design elements for the interior, both with a diamond pattern.