German tuning company ABT has revealed a special, one-off Audi A1 Sportback-based hot hatch, dubbed the “A1 1of1”, with increased power and loads of extra kit.
The ABT Audi A1 produces a whopping 298 kW, more than double the power of the range-topping 40 TFSI derivative we sampled at the car’s launch in Spain. According to tuners, this was achieved by swopping the car’s standard engine with a “completely different”, uprated 2,0 TFSI engine.
For the record, the standard 2,0-litre turbocharged four-pot sends 147 kW and 320 N.m of torque to the front axle via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Other mechanical upgrades include suspension geometry and a stainless steel exhaust system, replete with 114 mm tailpipes with carbon-fibre tips. In addition, the tuned A1 Sportback has been fitted with 19-inch matte black alloys, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber, size 265/30.
The exterior has received various aerodynamic modifications including a revised grille with large front splitter. A carbon-fibre wing has been fitted at the rear. Open the tailgate and you’ll find the rear bench has been sacrificed in order to accomodate a roll cage, while the front pews has been jettisoned in favour of bucket seats. The interior has been trimmed in Alcantara.
With this particular model being a one-off project, ABT does also offer an additional tuning package for the A1 Sportback. Exclusive to the 40 TFSI derivative, this kit enhances the output figures to 176 kW and 360 N.m respectively.