The Audi RS1 has been spotted at Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. A must see!
On first glance, the car looks a LOT like the Samoa Orange quattro prototype we tested several months ago in Canada. That orange A1, said to be Rupert Stadler’s own car, was a 1.4 TFSI with preproduction Haldex-based quattro system and this car appears identical to the Stadler car save for larger rotor style wheels rolling on summer tires.
Look closer at the car though and we see one VERY interesting detail. Thanks to the guys at Audi4Ever, you can peer under this A1’s skirt and see that it is also a quattro. Then there’s one very, very interesting piece that suggests some RS 1 tie in and seemingly confirms Audi’s plans for an RS version of its little hatch. This proof comes in the form of a sticker, marked “Audi RS 1 HA1 000 A1 Drivat HA”.