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
The little Audi S1 will get there even faster. In 5.5secs, to be precise. As we may have mentioned already, it has the same engine as the Seat - making 227bhp here - though we suspect it took a little longer to cram it into the Audi's cosy engine bay. Perhaps an even bigger headache was the job of swapping the standard A1's torsion beam rear suspension for an independent set-up, which required a whole new bootfloor. So this isn't just a lightly microwaved A1. It's had a proper nuking.