Audi RS3 Spy Shots

Audi RS3

The Audi RS3 has been spotted.  In fact, it was pretty hard to miss in bright orange.  Now this one is disguised as an S3 Sportback, but there’s a whole lot of new goodies underneath.  Like all RS models, the RS3 will sport Quattro all wheel drive.  Audi is expected to stick some version of the turbocharged 2.5 liter I5 under the hood – the same engine in the TT RS.

Horsepower is expected to be in the 330 + range – with a sub 5 second 0-60 MPH time.  Perhaps the only possible disappointment is the lack of a traditional manual transmission – the RS3 will sport an S-tronic transmission instead.

The official release is due this fall, probably in Paris.  Nothing solid on pricing just yet, but if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.

Published on May 2, 2010 in Audi

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