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01 March 2013

Audi A1 Quattro does Gymkhana

Two-time DTM champ Timo Schneider gets slidey in 250bhp super-hatch

Vijay Pattni
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Timo Schneider has won at the N├╝rburgring and Spa 24 hour races, and is a two-time DTM winner with Audi. Safe to say then, he's showcased his considerable skills on some of the most highly regarded stages in world racing.

Skills he's now perfectly happy to demonstrate...on an industrial estate in Munich. It's Timo, in an Audi A1 Quattro, doing some Gymkhana.

Gymkhana, for the remaining six people on earth who haven't seen The Internet, is the only way our good friend Ken Block knows how to drive a car; it features drifting, handbrake turns, donuting and other such stuff familiar to anyone with access to a supermarket car park on a Friday night.

His videos have literally melted the Internet, no doubt spurring on Audi's decision to strap Timo into the mental little 250bhp A1 Quattro - a car we're very fond of here at TopGear - and send him around Munich doing some dirty driving.

Oh, about that Audi A1 Quattro: it's got a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot petrol producing 250bhp and 350Nm of torque, features permanent all-wheel-drive, weighs around 1,300kg and will go from 0-100kph in 5.7 seconds. Top speed? 245kph. In an A1!

Have a watch of the video below (it's got a weird frame rate, mind), and let us know what you think. Should Timo have a face-off with Ken?

Tags: ken block, gymkhana, a1, quattro, a1 quattro, audi

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