Audi unveils 503-hp A1 Clubsport Quattro concept


After the initial launch of the front-wheel-drive Audi A1 hatchback, Audi is raising hell with the new all-wheel-drive A1 Clubsport Quattro hatchback concept that produces a staggering 503 horsepower.

The all-wheel-drive A1 Clubsport Quattro hatchback concept is equipped with a tuned turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that is optimized with direct-fuel injection. Power output is rated at 503 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque. Power is transferred through four wheels with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Audi claims the all-wheel-drive A1 Clubsport Quattro hatchback can sprint from 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds and with a governed top speed of 155 mph.

On the suspension side, the Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro concept is fitted with coilover suspension along with adjustable compression and rebound damping. It rolls on 19-inch alloy wheels with a unique turbine design, which are wrapped in 255/30 low-profile tires. Audi also added large ventilated disc brakes with six-piston calipers grab perforated carbon fiber-ceramic discs up front. However, the rear uses large steel discs instead.

In addition to the power increase and suspension revision, Audi added an aggressive wide-body aerodynamic kit, painted matte white exterior color, a carbon-fiber roof, and a side-exit exhaust.