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Schaeffler RS3 takes on supercar elite - video

The Schaeffler 4ePerformance is a wild all-electric concept that shoves four electric motors from a Formula E racer underneath an Audi RS3, and this video shows just how much of a weapon that creates. Posted by Daniel Abt on YouTube, the clip shows the Schaeffler 4eP duke it out with an Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan and Porsche 911 GT2 RS in a series of drag races – we won't give too much away...

CarAdvice podcast 118: The man who put an R32 V6 engine into a Kombi

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, Jaguar Land Rover has designed a self-driving pod with 'virtual eyes', Honda has decided to take a step back from electric cars, Audi has halted production of the RS3, and the 2019 Kia ProCeed has been teased...

Audi RS3 production halted due to WLTP, set to resume in 2019

Audi has stopped production of the RS3 Sportback and sedan due to the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), with the models currently unavailable to order in Australia. The brand's local arm confirmed the news this week with CarAdvice, after a keen-eyed reader noticed the Sportback (hatch) and sedan versions of Audi's hottest small car were no longer listed on the Australian website...

Audi RS3 vs Jaguar I-Pace drag race - video

Internal combustion or electric power – which is quicker? Tesla has highlighted how hard electric vehicles can accelerate, but Jaguar has taken a slightly different approach with the I-Pace, shying away from bonkers 0-100km/h times. For now, anyway. With a handy 294kW and 680Nm on tap, the first all-electric Jaguar has exactly the same amount of power as the Audi RS3...

Schaeffler Audi RS3 concept gets Formula E tech

Schaeffler, engineering firm and Audi's partner in Formula E, has unveiled the electric 4ePerformance concept, complete with 880kW from four electric motors. They're not just any electric motors, either, they're identical to those used on the 2016-17 ABT Schaeffler Formula E racer. That puts total power at 880kW, and system torque at 1280Nm from all four motors...

CarAdvice podcast 90: Riding with Holden's Rob Trubiani in the Commodore VXR!

With Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Costello. In car news, Ford Mustang pricing and specs have been released, a Toyota Supra racer is headed for the Geneva motor show, Ford says focusing on the Ranger Raptor's cylinder count is “missing the point”, and Holden launches an online sales pilot...

Top 5 reviews of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at your favourite reviews of this year. 5...

2018 Audi RS3 Sportback pricing and specs

Local details for the updated 2018 Audi RS3 Sportback have been revealed, with the new hyper hatch to kick off from $80,900 before on-road costs. Slotting under the related RS3 sedan in terms of price ($84,900), the RS3 Sportback features the same 294kW/480Nm 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo and quattro all-wheel drive system...

2017 Audi RS3 sedan pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article said Audi magnetic ride is standard equipment, and the RS performance package at $7300. Audi Australia has since confirmed the provided information is incorrect. See article for details Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Audi RS3 sedan have been released this week, with the new five-pot sports sedan kicking off from $84,900 before on-road costs...

CarAdvice podcast 46: Is there a future for 3D printed cars?

In the studio this week is Mandy, Paul and James Ward. Covering car news, we talk about the 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD arrival, along with the big reveal of the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept! The Honda Civic Type R will be priced ‘aggressively’, the 2017 MG GS pricing and specs have been released, the 2018 Ssangyong Rexton has been revealed and Mitsubishi draws parallels to Jeep, Land Rover...

Stephan Winkelmann on Audi Sport goals and huge opportunities: interview

"If we could create the excitement that we did with the first Audi R8, that would be perfect," says Audi Sport boss, Stephan Winkelmann. Stephan Winkelmann might have been born in Berlin, but he grew up in Rome. And, as the former President and CEO of the now thriving Italian super sports car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini for more than a decade, take it from me, he’s three parts Italian and one part German...