The explosive potential of the A1 has been ruthlessly exploited by tuning maestros MTM.
The sportiness and aggression of the A1 seemingly knows no bounds, as the Audi A1 1.4 TFSI and A1 Quattro can testify. However, VW/Audi tuning specialists MTM has taken things as near to the limit as you're ever going to see with their Audi A1 Nardo Edition, revealed a couple of weeks ago. Specially tuned for reaching the heady heights of a supercar, the pocket dynamo features a transversely mounted 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo engine borrowed from the TT-RS and RS3.
With 493hp and 442lb-ft of torque at its disposal, which is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission, the result is a 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds and a 201mph top speed.
In the video that top speed is clocked by a GPS receiver, while the A1 Nardo Edition passes vehicles as if they are reversing at 100mph, makes a mockery of a Porsche 911 Sport Classic, and ambles past a flat-out BMW M3 E92.