On the official web site for the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the Audi S1 has showed up on the list of debuts.

On the official web site for the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the Audi S1 has showed up on the list of debuts.

Although no details have been released yet, the S1 is expected to strongly resemble the S-Line package for the A1 (pictured) plus a lowered suspension and special 17-inch wheels.

Power will come from a 1.4-liter TSI also found in the Seat Ibiza Cupra with 180 PS (133 kW / 178 bhp).  Ironically, the S1 will be the first S-badged model to not be equipped with Quattro all-wheel drive as standard.  Instead, front wheel drive will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.

Guestimates put 0-100 km/h time less than seven seconds and a top speed over 225 km/h (140 mph). 

European market debut should be summer 2011, but North America once again gets denied another hot hatch.

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