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Audi S1: First spy shots!

Audi S1

Here are the first spy shots of the upcoming Audi S1. A must see!

When the S1 goes on sale in 2013, its version of VW’s vaunted four will make in the neighborhood of 225 hp. With Quattro a certainty and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission likely, the S1 should catapult to 60 mph in less than six seconds, which would put it ahead of even the Mini John Cooper Works. Top speed will be in the vicinity of 150 mph.

From the outside, the S1 will be distinguished from the regular A1 with a GTI-like wide-set dual exhaust system. The 185-hp A1, by contrast, features two tailpipes clustered on the left side of the rear bumper. LED taillights like those seen on the prototype captured here will be standard, and larger brakes also are a given.