Audi A1 quattro vs Audi-Ur Quattro video

7 Feb, 2013 2:17pm

We bring together the new Audi A1 quattro with its legendary forebear to see if old can beat new

The Audi A1 is one of our current favourite small cars, mixing supermini dimensions with a big car feel and a high quality interior. Its wide range of engines and choice of gearboxes means there really is an A1 for everyone.

And with the introduction of the limited edition £40,000 A1 quattro, there’s something to tempt performance fans, too.

But how does it stack up against the original Audi Quattro – a car that has earned cult status over the years thanks to its domination on the world rally stage in the early eighties.

Resident racing driver Owen Mildenhall has taken the pair to Blyton Park in Lincolnshire to see if old really can match new when it comes to flat-out lap times around a tight and twisty racing circuit.

Check out the video for our definitive verdict, and click for our in-depth review of the current Audi A1 hatchback.