Audi unveils the 503hp A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept
The Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept is vastly modified compared to the standard production A1 models; with the most substantial upgrades being modifications that you can’t see – but you can feel. The heart of the A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept is the same 2.5L 5-cylinder powerplant offered in the new Audi TT RS but thanks to an upgraded turbocharger, intercooler, fuel system and exhaust setup all tuned to work together – the A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept churns out 503 horsepower and 487lb-ft of torque.
All of that power is channeled to all four wheels by means of a six speed manual transmission and Audi’s Quattro advanced all wheel drive systems; both of which are borrowed from the TT RS and modified to handle the added power of the A1 Clubsport. Thanks to the low weight of the compact A1 chassis, the Clubsport Concept boasts a power to weight ratio of just 6lbs per hp (for comparison, consider the fact that the Corvette ZR1 has a power to weight ratio of 5.22lbs per hp). This affords the A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept the ability to rocket from 0-60 in under 3.7 seconds and from a stop to 125 takes the high performance hatch just 11 seconds – all while hitting a top speed of 155.34mph.