Like all car fans, I love a good drool over a supercar. There’s always a bit of excitement when you read about a car such as the Lamborghini Murciélago SV or Ferrari California.

As much as I like looking at them and thinking about how good it would be to drive them, I wouldn’t necessarily like to own one. It just wouldn’t be practical.

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Instead the cars I really admire are the three-door hatchbacks of this worlds, cars which are fit for meeting my needs and that are maybe not a million miles away from me being able to afford them.

One such car that fits this bill perfectly is the Audi A1 and I’ve been following news about it closely. When you look at in pictures, it’s hard to get an understanding of its size and it initially struck me as being only slightly smaller than an Audi A3 or a BMW 1-series.

I was even disappointed to think that Audi may have missed a trick in making a real premium alternative to a Mini. But I needn’t have worried, because when I saw the Metroproject Quattro for the first time at Goodwood I was very impressed.