Audi A1 Quattro does Gymkhana

26 February, 2013 | by Vijay Pattni

Timo Schneider has won at the Nürburgring and Spa 24 hour races, and is a two-time DTM winner with Audi. Safe to say then, he’s showcased his considerable skills on some of the most highly regarded stages in world racing.

Skills he’s now perfectly happy to demonstrate…on an industrial estate in Munich. It’s Timo, in an Audi A1 Quattro, doing some Gymkhana.

Gymkhana, for the remaining six people on earth who haven’t seen The Internet, is the only way our good friend Ken Blockknows how to drive a car; it features drifting, handbrake turns, donuting and other such stuff familiar to anyone with access to a supermarket car park on a Friday night.

His videos have literally melted the Internet, no doubt spurring on Audi’s decision to strap Timo into the mental little 186kW A1 Quattro – a car we’re very fond of here at TopGear- and send him around Munich doing some dirty driving.

Oh, about that Audi A1 Quattro: it’s got a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot petrol producing 186Kw and 35lb ft of torque, features permanent all-wheel-drive, weighs around 1,300kg and will go from 0-100Km/h in 5.7 seconds. Top speed? 245Km. In an A1!

Have a watch of the video below (it’s got a weird frame rate, mind), and let us know what you think. Should Timo have a face-off with Ken?


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