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ABT AUDI A1
The Audi A1 has always been a bit of an anomaly in the small car world, a fairly expensive choice but far more upmarket than any other city cars, which is even more evident with this latest generation model. Only available in a 5dr configuration, it still manages to look wide, sporty and aggressive with triple intakes above the grille harking back to the legendary Sport Quattro rally car.
There’s no S1 coming (for a while at least) which means the top model so far has 200hp – well it does unless you’re ABT and you want to create your own S1! ABT take the 40TFSi S-Line Comp and tune the engine to add another 40hp, meaning it now has a very healthy 240hp and 360Nm of torque. The A1 kit also adds some visual spice too though, with 18-inch GR alloy wheels and lowered, retuned suspension. The upshot is a seriously cool looking, very quick little hot hatch at a very good price. Now we just want a go!
AUDI RS6 AVANT
The all-new 2020 Audi RS6 Avant comes with a powerhouse of an engine – the familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 has been tweaked and now has a 48v mild hybrid system to allow cylinder shutdown and energy recovery – but more importantly, it now has 591bhp and 800Nm of torque.
Yes, that’s 1bhp down on the old model but don’t forget this is the ‘base’ RS6 and that was the Performance model (which is on its way)! So that power goes to all four wheels with a 40/60 front/rear split which, combined with the fact that it’s lighter than the old model, means it has supercar destroying performance – 3.6 seconds to 62mph... in a 5dr estate car!
Top speed is 155mph as standard, but with different option packs that can be increased to 174 mph - or even 190mph!
And Audi Sport haven’t skimped on the looks either, with pumped up arches (80mm wider than the standard A6), a super-aggressive front bumper and of course the obligatory twin oval RS exhausts at the rear. 21-inch wheels are standard with 22’s an option.
This really is going to be the ultimate big fast estate car and you can win your very own Audi RS6 - get your tickets now!