Speed Week: The Hot Hatches
Aspirational, affordable, and with blistering performance. And perfect for the school run. What more could you possibly want?
Posted: 28 Jul 2014
With such a short wheelbase, you only have to suggest a bit of cornering before it darts towards the apex. That independent rear suspension keeps the back end nice and tidy, and where some cars of this size - most of which have a torsion beam - might skip around or cock a wheel, the Audi behaves itself. It'll even grab an inside brake here and there, helping to tug you into a bend. Of all the cars gathered here at Castellolí - including the really exotic stuff - the S1 feels the most cheeky and chuckable, and maybe even channels a bit of the old Quattro spirit. It's been a while since we've said that about an Audi.