The otherwise standard looking Audi A1 is believed to be a cooking new S1 model. Quad exhaust tips give us the first clue that this is a warmed over version of the A1 and those odd looking wheel hubs could also be used for evaluating a quattro all-wheel drive system.
Who knows whether this will be an S1 or even an RS1, but expect it to be based on the extreme A1 quattro. Limited to 333 examples, that car used a 188kW 2.0 litre turbo four nicked from the bigger S3.
Latest speculation suggests the S1 will use a detuned version of that 2.0 litre engine, with a power figure of around 162kW. Although, previous reports have speculated on the development of an all-new 1.6 litre turbo providing around the same power.
We don’t really mind how Audi gets there, just so long as they do!