Tokyo Show 2011 Highlights: Audi A1 Samurai Blue Concept

Here’s something that should tug the hearts of Japanese soccer fans attending the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. It’s called the Audi A1 Samurai Blue and its wild paint job – blue and white with red accents — mimics the uniform of Japan’s national soccer team.

Additionally, the unique A1’s name is a spin on the team’s nickname, “Blue Samurai.” Audi’s marketing team picked the perfect time for its creation following a good soccer season for Japan. The men’s team is the current reigning Asian champion. The women, however, are the bigger stars in the country following their championship title in the World Soccer Cup, which took place in Audi’s home country of Germany.

The A1 Samurai Blue will be a one-off model and Audi will give a portion of the profits to charity. It’s powered by Audi’s 1.4-liter, TSFI, inline-four rated at 122 hp. Other unique touches include 18-inch, polygonal rims and a leather interior with blue accent stitching. While this particular A1 will go home to one lucky owner, Audi plans to release a limited edition version based on the Samurai Blue’s design.

Thanks to: Motor Trend

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