Audi’s ridiculous RS3 8V is the first generation RS3 to make it to the Australian market. With its sights firmly set on the hyper-hatch crown, the RS3’s turbocharged 5 cylinder engine produces a whopping 270kW and 465Nm- propelling it to 100km/h in just 4.3sec.
Unlike other hot hatches in the Volkswagen group, The RS3 is able to send up to 100% of torque to the rear axle under heavy acceleration. For the driver this means the front wheel drive bias that is felt in the S3 and Golf R models will be less noticeable under heavy acceleration from a standstill and coming out of corners.
This Florett Silver RS3 is the cheapest on the market in Australia. Given the six-month wait on RS3 orders from the factory, it’s not likely to last long at this price.
Price $78,990 Location Canberra, ACT Mileage 1525km
|Transmission||7sp Automatic Dual Clutch|
|Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Engine||2.5L Turbocharged 5cyl|
Written by Liam Ridings