Top Gear On Ice: Audi A1 quattro
A tiny 249 bhp A1 quattro. Excited? You should be.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012
To make the most of the time, I scramble into the passenger seat, slam the door shut and glance across to find him... it... staring at me. Hands held rigidly at quarter-to-three on the flat-bottomed wheel. The A1 fires up with a cough, the ESP disengages - I can see the little warning light blink into existence - and the car plops into first gear. It's not funny. The ESP can be totally (unlike the other Audis here) disengaged in the A1 quattro by pressing the appropriate button, and comes only as a six-speed manual. Which is fine apart from one thing: he hasn't moved his hands.