Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of Audi 
 
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The boys at Audi surely know how to push things over the edge when they created the 503 horsepower A1 clubsport quattro. This pint-sized hatchback is a one-off creation built to test Audi's technological limits. Powered by a 2.5 liter turbo-charged five-cylinder TFSI engine with quattro permanent all-wheel drive, this could be a prelude to Audi's return to the WRC.
 
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The A1 clubsport quattro is designed to be a road-legal track monster. Weighing in at just 1,390 kg, it can achieve supercar figures, catapulting from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds and reach 200 km/h 7.2 seconds later. And by adopting the TT RS' six-speed manual transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive, this hot hatch should easily reach a limited top speed of 250 km/h. 
Words by Jade Lu | Photos courtesy of Volvo Car Corporation
 
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At the sound of the word universe it’s not uncommon for one to be reminded of the wonders of black holes, super novae, and constellations. Coupled with the words futuristic and vehicle, even I stop and recall the likes of the USS Enterprise or perhaps Anakin Skywalker’s racing pod at the Boonta Eve Classic.

There is no stopping the human mind from conceiving marvelous ideas, and looking back, it seems like we are but a few steps to achieving what we once thought were mere ideas of science fiction. Volvo Car Corporation recently took a step forward to the future with the release of the Concept Universe.
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