Three cool slits below the hood, short wheelbase, turbocharger and a whole lot of driving pleasure! Audi fans are now surely thinking of the legendary Sport quattro from 1984/1985. But there is an alternative to this almost unobtainable combination, of which there were only 214 built. We are talking about the upgraded second generation of the Audi A1. For the 40 TFSI the performance upgrade called ABT Power increases the standard model’s 200 hp (147 kW) by a whopping 20 percent up to 240 hp (176 kW).
This is achieved by installation of ABT Engine Control, the high-tech control unit. Put your foot down and the maximum torque increases from 320 to 360 Nm and even the rally-approved Quattro Sport is left behind. Despite the enormous increases of 40 hp or 40 Nm, the ABT Power performance upgrade is designed for maximum durability.
ABT suspension springs facilitate lowering by 25 to 30 mm and make the small car even more sporty. They can also be combined with Audi's sports suspension or with the factory-fitted electronic damper control system.