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MTM unleashes Audi A1 Nardo Edition with 450 PS

The Audi A1 Nardo Edition is a highly tuned version of the three-door S1 prepared by German tuner MTM. It has received a brand new body kit inspired by Group B rally cars and as you can see the pocket rocket looks very aggressive with a prominent front splitter, side vents for the front bumper, vented hood and rear quarter panels, along with a two-piece fixed rear wing. It also sits lower than the regular S1 and rides on a set of race-spec wheels while at the back it has a dual exhaust setup.

MTM Audi A1 Nardo Edition
MTM Audi A1 Nardo Edition

Most of the modifications have occurred in the engine department where the four-cylinder 2.0-liter TFSI has been bumped from the series 231 PS to 427 PS. However, MTM says they can upgrade the motor to as much as 450 PS for a production version which would cost approximately €120,000. However, the German tuner says they will build the model only if they can find at least ten customers to pay that exorbitant price tag.

MTM Audi A1 Nardo Edition
MTM Audi A1 Nardo Edition

It should be mentioned MTM took the 427 PS version on the Nardo test facility on the banked oval and the managed to hit a 201 mph (324 km/h) top speed so the 450 PS version will be even quicker. As if this wasn’t impressive already, MTM says they are thinking about installing the iconic 5-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbo engine inside the S1 and couple it to a race-derived sequential gearbox. Needless to say, this hardcore version would cost significantly more than the 450 PS version.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.