Approximately one month ago we heard a rumor about a possible Audi RS1 and now RM Design has decided to envision such a model in the five-door Sportback configuration. As you would imagine, the attached renders show a slightly more aggressive design compared to the S1 and there actually might be a real range-topping RS1 as Audi S1 designer Frank Gruner said we should “wait and see” what Audi is cooking up for the A1 lineup.
At the moment it’s not known whether the RS1 will be a regular production model or if it will be offered in limited quantities. Whatever it will be, expect a very steep price tag for what will be the most outrageous A1-based model ever. Output will be taken well beyond the 231 bhp and 370 Nm offered by the S1 / S1 Sportback which packs a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline motor.
Regardless of what will be under the hood, output is expected to be delivered to the quattro all-wheel drive system typical for these hardcore RS models. We will have to wait some time for the RS1 since the German marque just came out with the S1 / S1 Sportback which means the Audi RS1 will probably be introduced sometime next year, possibly in the second half.