German tuner MTM is introducing the Audi A1 Nardo Edition which takes its inspiration from Group B rallying.

German tuner MTM is introducing the Audi A1 Nardo Edition which takes its inspiration from Group B rallying.

Based on the Audi S1, MTM's Nardo Edition comes with a heavily upgraded version of the 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine which delivers 427 PS (314 kW) in its current state of tune, but the tuner says the final specification will offer as much as 450 PS (331 kW), thus making it almost twice as powerful than the regular 231 PS S1. There's no word about the torque figure just yet, but obviously expect a major bump compared to the regular 370 Nm (273 lb-ft).

The tuner took a 427 PS version on the banked oval of the Nardo test facility in southern Italy and they managed to hit a top speed of 201 mph (324 km/h) so the 450 PS model will be able to reach an even higher top speed.

MTM founder Roland Mayer says they are considering a production version priced at around €120,000, but only if they can find at least ten customers. Even though it will be heavily influenced by a Group B rally car, the A1 Nardo Edition will still remain fully street legal and MTM is also analyzing the prospects of squeezing in Audi's well-known 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo engine along with a race-derived sequential gearbox for "an even bigger slice of fun" at an additional price.

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MTM Audi A1 Nardo Edition is the ultimate pocket rocket with 450 PS and €120,000 price tag