Audi once again proves its lead in technology with the new edition of the A1. There is simply no premium in the compact format from the competitors! But the buyers have to do without. Powerful S version: no chance! All-wheel drive: no! Diesel engines: history! In order to not go for a full asceticism the H&R suspension engineers put on a new sport spring set. It lets the front-wheel drive car slide around the corner excellently.
The meticulous tuning of the H&R springs to the standard suspension ensures a lowering of the vehicle’s centre of gravity of 35 millimetres on the front axle and 30mm at the rear (A 1 Sportback 40 TFSI VA/HA 30mm). Reduced lateral tilt in fast bends and more agile steering are the noticeable consequences of the update. Furthermore the Sportback’s visual appearance is also enhanced. Nevertheless, driving comfort remains at a level suitable for long-distance driving.
H&R Trak+ wheel spacers, with which wheels can be aligned to the wheel arch edges with millimetre precision, guarantee even more liveliness.
As usual at H&R, all products are 100% Made in Germany and are always delivered with the required type approvals.
The secret to such success? To put it simply, the technology H&R employs to develop cutting-edge suspension systems for competition use is the very same used to develop innovative suspension components for street-driven cars.
In addition, H&R maintains extensive involvement in several touring car, GT and Monoposto racing series. Not to mention the Formula 1- where each circuit may have its own demanding characteristics. In the harsh environs of competition, H&R is able to test new materials and innovate production technologies. All of which can help racing teams adapt to changing road conditions accurately and efficiently.
Every sport-oriented motorist can experience the result of these efforts! Suspension components “Made by H & R” enjoy appreciation from the international trade press and from customers all over the world.
Car manufacturers such as Porsche, AMG Mercedes, Volkswagen, MINI and BMW also rely on the know-how and flexibility of H & R for various special models. But not only sporty drivers, who had suspension components like sports springs for the Audi A1 Sportback installed to optimize their vehicles, appreciate the qualities of the H & R products.
Simply put, H&R is more than just a suspension manufacturer — it is a company whose core philosophies are innovation, quality and performance.