Volkswagen likes to bring treats to their GTI fans every year when they gather for their annual festival in Worthersee, Austria. Previous years have seen such monsters as the W12 GTI, and since this year is the 30th anniversary of the festival, VW knew they needed something extra special. Audi stepped up with a special version of the A1, which serves the dual purpose of giving the fans what they want while also drumming up anticipation for the upcoming S1.
What they did to make the A1 Clubsport Quattro, as it is called, was to squeeze in the 2.5-liter turbo five-cylinder engine from the TT RS and RS3. In those cars it produces 330 horsepower, but Audi has cranked up the boost and added a bigger intercooler and this A1 now produces 496 horsepower. To put that into perspective, this is a car made to rival the MINI which is now putting out three more horsepower than a Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0.