2010 Audi RS3 spied at Nürburgring

Speculation that Audi is considering building a new RS3 variant has come to fruition, with the future pocket-rocket caught testing at the Nürburgring today.
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The even more potent version of the Audi S3 is set to join the elite ranks of the performance flagship RS range, with power coming from the 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine which made its debut with the new TT-RS.

This engine is expected to develop a staggering 254kW and 450Nm – figures simply unheard of in a performance hatch.

2010 Audi RS3 spied at Nürburgring

Coupled with Audi’s proven Quattro all-wheel-drive system, performance is also expected to be roughly on par with the TT-RS – helped on by the fact the two cars will share roughly the same weight.

2010 Audi RS3 spied at Nürburgring

Acceleration from zero to 100km/h is expected to be dealt with in just 4.6 seconds with a suggested top speed of almost 290km/h.

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