Top Gear On Ice: Audi A1 quattro
A tiny 249 bhp A1 quattro. Excited? You should be.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012
There's no great square-arched homage to the Ur-quattro, but there is a deep front bumper, some skirts and a couple of 100mm exhaust pipes bracketing either end of the modified rear valance. There's a black roof that matches the rear boot panel and a smallish rear spoiler, a couple of arch spats on the rear to cover the 18-inch retrotastic ‘Turbine' alloy wheels finished in the same Glacier White paint as the majority of the bodywork. There are lots of ‘quattro' badges, though (I counted), and some red flicks in the headlights that make the car look as if it misapplied angry eyeliner. But it's all relatively subtle. Which makes it even better.