The Audi S1 by EKS has been officially revealed this week and it’s ready to compete in the demanding FIA World Rallycross Championship. Compared to the road-going standard S1, this race-spec variant has received a significantly increased ride height while its body has suffered a few modifications, including the installation of considerably wider fenders. At the back there’s a large rear wing while the body has been covered in a Red Bull livery.
It rides on a set of Cooper tires and under the hood it’s expected to boast a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine capable of developing a massive 600 bhp output sent to both axles. Thanks to all the hardware modifications, the Audi S1 by EKS should be able to complete the 0-96 km/h sprint in as little as 1.9 seconds which would make it a whopping 3.9 seconds quicker than the regular S1.
Developed entirely in Sweden, the vehicle seen here will be driven by Mattias Ekström who managed to win the DTM championship twice. It will compete this weekend in Norway at Hell, a small village situated approximately 30 km northeast of Trondheim in the Stjørdal Municipality. Besides Mattias Ekström the Audi S1 by EKS will also be driven by reigning Junior World Rally Champion Pontus Tidemand.