Fifteen unique Audi A1s – the result of a collaboration with local fashion man Steve Dunstan of Huffer (which turned 15 this year) – will hit Kiwi shores in January, blending fashion cred and the latest tech to be found atop four wheels.
The limited-edition range of three-door A1 Sport Pluses will be badged with its own Huffer identity, which Dunstan has been beavering away over for the past year.
“We think the design is contemporary, exciting and sporty, with a massive focus on the detail.”
Dunstan set out, essentially, to create his perfect ride. He designed three exterior colour combinations (all black, red with a black roof, and white with a black roof) and incorporated racing-style bucket seats, interior fabrics in sprint cloth and black leather, a suede-covered steering wheel, handbrake and gear selector, and brushed aluminium inlays.
He says the interior combines sporty elements with textured materials, so the feel and form was a key design consideration.
His favourite features? The suede steering wheel, twin-clutch gear box, and the MMI navigation system.
“The car‘s wireless technology allows you to simply get in and everything just syncs straight away - you can make calls and listen to music without even pushing a button. I’ve kept my own needs front and centre, so this is truly a car that can handle a full-on lifestyle!”