lbs per hp
201.2 hp per liter
mph (electronically limited)
(from Audi Press
Release) Audi at “Wörthersee Tour 2011”
• Audi presents the
A1 clubsport quattro showcar at the Wörthersee
• New adhesive film decals in accessories program for the A1
• Experience the Audi A1 clubsport quattro at
It gives the impression
of having just emerged from the shop, freshly painted, on its way to
the first rollout on the race track. The Audi A1 clubsport quattro
is a one-off vehicle built to the limits of technology for
breathtaking dynamics. Audi is presenting the showcar in Reifnitz,
in the Austrian state of Kärnten, at the Wörtherseetour 2011. The
30th edition of this major meeting for Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW fans
takes place from June 1 - 4, 2011.
The heart of the Audi A1 clubsport quattro is a classic Audi
gasoline engine – a five-cylinder unit displacing 2.5 liters with
turbocharging and direct fuel injection. Compared with the version
used in the Audi TT RS and RS 3 Sportback on which it is based, the
output of the TFSI has been increased dramatically to 370 kW (503
hp) and 660 Nm (486.79 lb-ft) of torque. Maximum power is available
between 2,500 and 5,300 rpm.
The turbocharger, intercooler, admission tract and the exhaust line
have been systematically tuned for high performance. As on the Audi
A4 DTM, the tailpipe is located on the left flank, just in front of
the rear wheel.
Another area where the A1 clubsport quattro shines is its overall
weight of just 1,390 kilograms (3,064 lb). The powerful engine
catapults the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.7 seconds.
From 0 to 200 km/h (124.27 mph) takes just 10.9 seconds, while the
car goes from 80 to 120 km/h (49.71 to 74.56 mph) in fourth gear in
just 2.4 seconds.
A six-speed manual transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel
drive, both taken from the TT RS and enhanced, deliver the power to
all four wheels. Top speed is governed at 250 km/h (155.34 mph).
The Audi showcar rolls on 255/30 low-profile tires mounted on
19-inch alloy wheels with a unique turbine design. Sitting behind
the wheels are large, internally ventilated disc brakes. Up front,
six-piston calipers grab perforated carbon fiber-ceramic discs.
Large steel discs are mounted on the rear axle. The coilover
suspension of the A1 clubsport quattro features adjustable
compression and rebound damping.
Dynamic and brawny: the exterior
Sporting a very dynamic
appearance and an exquisite finish, the showcar makes no secret of
its potential. The body has a Glacier White matt paint finish, with
accents provided by many add-on parts. The roof arch in high-gloss
black supports a roof made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP),
and the four rings at the front of the car are solid aluminum.
Large, split air intakes with carbon struts are integrated into the
distinctively modified front skirt. The single-frame radiator grille
sports a black honeycomb design, and the headlights feature matted
clasps with a red “wing.” Heat from the engine compartment is
dissipated via two large air outlets in the hood.
The front fenders, the doors and the rear side panels of the Audi A1
clubsport quattro have been widened by a total of 60 millimeters
(2.36 in). They form horizontal “blister” edges, like those found on
the Audi Ur-quattro. Air outlets are integrated into the rear ends
of the fenders, and the newly designed trim strips on the sills are
made of exposed CFRP. Sleek side mirrors are reminiscent of the Audi
R8 high-performance sports car.
The rear of the showcar is dominated by the roof spoiler, which
features a double wing to provide for sufficient downforce. Darkly
toned rear lights and a large, closed diffuser hone the rear view of
the A1 clubsport quattro.
Designed as a road vehicle for the race track, the showcar has no
rear seat. In its place are a large crossbar to further stiffen the
body and storage for racing helmets. A weight-optimized starter
battery used in racing is mounted in the rear below the two storage
compartments. The strict high-performance concept left no room for
an infotainment system, an MMI monitor or even a loudspeaker. The
lightweight bucket seats are taken from the Audi R8 GT and feature a
chassis made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. Red four-point
belts secure the driver and passenger.
The interior of the showcar is a study in dark gray. Large areas are
covered with exposed, matt-finished CFRP, including the walls in the
rear section of the car, the tubes of the air vents and the “stern
of the yacht” in the lower section of the center console. The CFRP
material used on the open-spoked sport steering wheel is covered
with leather. Rocker switches on the center console replace switches
on the control stalk and in the door panels. Three additional
instruments indicate the oil pressure, boost pressure and electrical
The center console and the seats are covered in fine leather
upholstery with tone-on-tone stitching. The selector lever is made
of aluminum; the caps of the pedals and the surface of the footrest
are made of stainless steel. Red loops replace the handles on the
doors, the glove box and the covers of the storage compartments.
Experience the Audi A1 clubsport
The Audi A1 clubsport
quattro can also be experienced exclusively in Need for Speed
World (http://world.needforspeed.com), where it will be available
to all players as a free in-game rental car from June 1 – 4. Need
for Speed World is the Play4Free online PC racing game from EA, in
which players take part in races in a giant multiplayer world.
The Audi stand at Wörthersee
Joining the A1 clubsport
quattro on the Audi stand at the GTI meet are 17 production vehicles
from the current Audi model lineup. Among the vehicles that the
brand is presenting to its fans at the Wörthersee is the new Audi
Q3. The public can also take a close look at the Audi TT RS in Ibis
White and an RS 3 Sportback in Misano Red. Another model is the new
Audi A6, which is on display next to an A7 Sportback in Misano Red.
Fans and guests making the trip to the Wörthersee from June 1 – 4
have the opportunity to present their tuned Audi in a worthy manner
by driving it past the Audi stage at the company’s Wörthersee stand.
New accessories for production
Many of the features of
the Audi A1 clubsport quattro will soon show up in the accessories
program for the A1 family, which Audi is steadily expanding.
Adhesive film decals in the contrasting colors Amalfi White, Ice
Silver, metallic and Daytona Gray, pearl effect for the vehicles’
shoulders are available immediately.
Another option is the union square lifestyle kit. It comprises
exterior decals and design elements for the interior, both with a
diamond pattern. Audi is presenting both this and the A1
aerodynamics competition kit at the Wörtherseetour. The customer can
order this add-on kit painted either in the body color or in a
contrasting color. The same applies to the Audi A1 roof spoiler