This is actually not the A1 but the much more powerful S1. The hot hatch version of this supermini has been tested for over a year and will probably be ready to go on sale by next summer. Just like the S3 and VW Golf R share an engine, so too will the S1 and the Polo R WRC Street.
This means a 2-liter TFSI is under the bonnet of the S1.Just like the engine in the hot Polo, output will be 220 PS and 350 Nm of torque, though tuners will have a blast taking it to 300. We assume both manual and S tronic gearboxes will be available, both with 6 speeds. However, quattro all-wheel drive might be skipped for the first time, since the platform wasn't really designed for it. If that upsets you than know at least that both a regular 3-door S1 and a longer wheelbase Sportsback will be available.