The new Audi A1 is on its way and it really looks great. In fact, it could be the most premium and exciting supermini on the market when it finally debuts. And it is better looking, and will likely be a better car, than the car it replaces. That doesn’t mean the current Audi A1 is a bad car, though, especially if it’s been tuned by MTM, like the one in this new POV video from AutoTopNL.
Tuned to look like the Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept, this MTM A1 looks fantastic. It looks like a Group B Rally car for the road, with those turbine-blade wheels, lowered ride, large front air intakes and the massive rear wing. It’s a very cool looking car and you should absolutely look into this MTM tune and body kit if you have an A1.
We also get to see it in action in this video. From the driver’s seat, it looks like a typical Audi of its generation but that’s no bad thing. Simple gauges, HVAC controls and air vents make it seem and feel like a driver’s car. The six-speed manual, with its chunky aluminum shifter, help that cause. It’s one of those interiors where I wanna just jump in and get driving, just from looking at it. I think it’s that shift lever.
It’s damn quick, too, thanks to its 380 hp 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. At one point in the video, it reaches 260 km/h (161 mph), which is really fast for a car of its size and engine. Short wheelbase case like the Audi A1 don’t do well with top speed testing, so that’s an impressive speed for this MTM-tuned A1. To be honest, you need to be pretty brave to reach that sort of speed in such a tiny car, as even small bumps can send it jumping lanes at really high speeds.
The Audi A1 isn’t sold in North America but if it was I’d be looking at some second-hand models and an MTM tune right about now.