Audi RS3 2014
Its not all vehicle prototypes and mules need significant camouflage – typically they could be hidden in plain sight. That is likely what Audi was wishing for whilst testing its new RS3 sporting S3 duds, however because of a few visual and audible telltales, our spy photographers were able to recognize this like a precursor towards the marque’s ultra-hot hatch testing close to the Nürburgring.
Our photographer noticed the signature exhaust note of the five-cylinder engine, that indicates the RS3 might borrow its motivation coming from the wonderful TT RS. Manufacturing a minimum of 340 horsepower, this 2. 5-liter turbo powerplant could possibly be the ideal answer to the new A45 AMG from Mercedes-Benz. The large brakes for this RS3 mule offer us our very greatest plan in regards to the car’s high-performance intentions, along with Audi RS wave brake rotors and six-piston calipers peering out from behind the outsized wheels.
The prototype caught testing by our spy photographers are simple S3 mule, meaning that the new RS3 is still in early development stages. Even so, we pretty much know what to expect when the new model will arrive on the market in 2014.
It will be a little bit more aggressive than the S3, with a different grille, revised front and rear bumpers, larger air intakes that will ensure a proper engine cooling and for the rear a new exhaust system with dual end pipes.
The model will sit on special RS wheels, combined with large brakes featuring six-piston calipers and cross-drilled discs.
The new Audi A3 was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in three-doors version and a few months later in five-doors configuration. The new A3 is lighter than the previous generation – with about 176 pounds, but in the same longer so it offers increased interior space.
Under the hood the new A3 offers a selection of three engines: one TDI and two TFSI engines. The base 1.4 TFSI delivers a total of 122 horsepower, next there is a 1.8 TFSI engine with an output of 180 horsepower and one 2.0 TDI with 150 horsepower. Depending on the engine, the A3 will be offered with either seven-speed S tronic or six-speed manual transmission.
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