A prototype of the 2014 Audi S1 hit a snowbank while conducting winter testing in Scandinavia and the incident was grabbed on camera by our spy photographers.

A prototype of the 2014 Audi S1 hit a snowbank while conducting winter testing in Scandinavia and the incident was grabbed on camera by our spy photographers.

According to our sources, the woman behind the Audi S1 prototype was speeding and lost control of the vehicle at a junction and ended up colliding with a snowbank. The accident was minor as only one of the extra front lights was twisted while the test driver escaped without any injuries.

During the period in which the car was stuck in snow, our spy photographers noticed all four wheels were spinning which confirms the S1 will come with Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system.

The model will likely be based on the upcoming A1 facelift and will come with a quad exhaust system which seems a bit exaggerated for such a small car. It will also wear a slightly more aggressive body kit while under the hood there should be a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with around 220 HP (161 kW) sent to both axles through manual and automatic gearboxes.

The 2014 Audi A1 facelift / S1 could be shown as early as March at the Geneva Motor Show.

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