That 0-100km/h though
Get this; the updated model will get from 0-100km/h in a claimed 4.1 seconds. This is largely due to the fact that its 2.5 litre turbocharged motor now produces 294 kW/480Nm and is some 26kg lighter thanks to an all-aluminium crankcase. Combine the power with a clever all-wheel drive system and you have supercar-like accelerative figures. Here are five exotic machines that will struggle to match the updated RS3 to 100km/h:
1. BMW M6 Gran Coupe- This R1.9 million supercar chaser from BMW dispatches the 100km/h sprint in a claimed 4.2 seconds, meaning that that little Audi would be ahead. The RS3 must just hope that it doesn’t run in to an M6 Gran Coupe Competition Pack, which does the same sprint in 3.9 seconds.
2. Jaguar F-Type R coupe- The snarling, rear-wheel drive F-Type R is a quite an animal, however its massive supercharged V8 struggles with traction. This results in a claimed 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds.
3. Maserati GranTurismo Sport Cambiocorsa- Yes, you read that right, the RS3 will very likely take down a very special Maserati, although to be fair, with a 0-100km/h time of 4.7 seconds, the Italian stallion would struggle against most of the new hyper hatchbacks on the market.
4. Porsche 718 Boxster S auto- The Cayman and Boxster 718 feature impressive flat-four turbocharged motors and exceptional driver engagement. But even with the Sports Chrono Pack and teh PDK gearbox, the Boxster S manages the benchmark in 4.2 seconds.
5. Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe- With 430kW/900Nm from a 5.5 litre twin turbo V8, the AMG version of the S-Class is a seriously rapid large coupe. But even this rocket ship barge only manages the 0-100km/h sprint time in 4.2 seconds.