Audi unveiled today the new A3 clubsport quattro concept, set to make its official debut during this year Worthersee Festival. The prototype, based on the current S3 Sedan anticipates a future performance version of the four-door compact car, set to be named RS Sedan.
Instead of making use of the same 2.0 liter TFSI engine of the current S3 Sedan, delivering 300 hp, Audi engineers opted for a more powerful engine. They took the 2.5 liter five-cylinder unit of the current RS Q3 and installed it on the A3 clubsport quattro concept.
The result is impressive: 525 hp and 600 Nm, delivered between 2300 and 600 rpm. To cope with this ammount of power, the car features a sportier suspension, a 10 mm lower body, 21 inch alloy wheels and carbon ceramic disk brakes.
Audi A3 clubsport quattro aerodynamic brake
To help stop the car, Audi also installed an aerodynamic brake, electronically activated. When you are doing 250km/h (155.3 mph), the air brake reduces the stopping distance by around twelve meters (39.4 ft).
With 525 hp and 600 Nm, managed by a seven speed S-tronic gearbox, the A3 clubsport quattro can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds, while reaching a top speed of 310 km/h.
The exterior is dressed in magnetic Blue color, LED matrix headlights, CFRP front blade and side sills, big rear diffuser and dual oval exhaust pipes.