Audi UK has announced only nineteen units (out of 333 total) of the high performance A1 quattro in left-hand-drive are destined for the UK. Pricing has been set at £41,020 OTR.

Audi UK has announced only nineteen units (out of 333 total) of the high performance A1 quattro in left-hand-drive are destined for the UK. Pricing has been set at £41,020 OTR and Audi Centers already have deposits for almost all of the allotment. Order books officially open in March and deliveries begin in the second half of 2012.

Available exclusively in Glacier White metallic, the special edition features rally-inspired styling with black accents, dual exhaust, gloss black roof with huge wing, white 18-inch turbine design alloy wheels and a potent 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine providing 252 hp (188 kW / 256 PS) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. Transmission is via a six-speed manual which sends power to the quattro all-wheel drive system - a unique feature in the entire A1 model range. 0-100 km/h takes 5.7 seconds and top speed is 152 mph (245 km/h).

The cabin features leather sport seats, gloss black trim and stainless steel pedals. Other highlights include a flat-bottom steering wheel, an aluminum gear knob and a revised instrument cluster. There's also LED ambient lighting, MMI navigation plus and a Bose audio system.

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