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Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept is a Pocket Monster

The smallest and cheapest Audi sold on these shores may be the five-door A3, but for Europe and many other parts of the world the Four-Ring Posse’s entry level model is the A1, a front-drive-only three-door subcompact cast in the Mini Cooper and Fiat 500 mold. It’s definitely a looker, but not much of a performer.

Of course, that’s nothing a metric buttload (which, as everyone knows, is equivalent to 0.861 of an Imperial buttload) of horsepower and quattro all-wheel-drive can’t fix, and fix it Audi has by creating the A1 Clubsport Quattro concept. Better still, this white mighty mite’s coming out party is this week’s Wörtherseetour, which is pretty much Woodstock for aficionados of Audi (as well as sister brands Volkswagen, Seat and Škoda) and is held on the Wörthersee (Lake Wörther auf Englisch) in Austria.