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by Brett Davis

Audi has unveiled a special Audi A1 Samurai Blue one-off model at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. The car features the full livery of Japan’s national soccer team, and will be auctioned off with profits going to charity.

The blue and white colour scheme has been created to match the country’s soccer shirt colours, with the red highlights symbolising the Japanese flag. The car has been named after the team’s nickname ‘Blue Samurai’, and was created by Audi as a sign of respect for the team.

Other than the exterior colours, the special edition Audi A1 also gets exclusive polygonal design 18-inch alloy wheels painted in red, a black interior with blue stitching and blue highlights including the floor mats, and sports suspension.

The model variant is the Audi A1 using the 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 90kW of power and 200Nm of torque. It boasts an average fuel consumption figure of 5.3L/100km.

This particular edition will be sold off at a future auction with proceeds going to charity. Audi says it will be producing an Audi A1 ‘Limited Edition’ model for the market further down the track, taking inspiration from the Samurai Blue.




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