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Audi RS 3 (8V facelift) specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1560-1585 kg (3439-3494 lbs)
Introduced 2017
Origin country Germany
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0 - 100 kph3.8 s
60 - 160 kph6.5 s


Engine type 5 cylinder Turbo
Displacement 2.5 l (151 ci / 2480 cc)
Power 400 ps (395 bhp / 294 kw) @ 5850 rpm
Torque 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) @ 1700 rpm
Power / liter 161 ps (159 hp)
Power / weight 254 ps (251 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 305 Nm (225 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 7-Drive Auto S tronic
Layout front engine, all wheel drive
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moegigo  1y ago

We should Delete or ad a remark to the Serres Race Lap. It was not on standard P Zero tyre. Continental Sport Contact 6 which is faster.

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FastestLaps  2y ago

5 cylinder monster!

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Inline 6 rules  2y ago

0-100 km/h: 4 s
0-160: 9.2 s
0-200: 14.8 s

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latvietis96  3y ago

First lap time in for the RS3:
RS 3 Sportback (FL)
1:40,01 min
Source: Auto Bild Sportscars July 2017
Still notably slower than the M2 though

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moegigo  3y ago

They wrote:

  • that the damper setting was not stiff enough for a track setup,
  • difficult to handle on the limit
    • still a bit the haldex problem under power but what is new: when you lift of the gas pedal you can generate an unpleasant overstear reaction
    • Pirelli P Zero R02 had inferior grip
    • Brakes: even the ceramic discs fail on tracktest

all together you can not really capitalize on the power advantage

So what should be done IMHO is a serious brakes cooling (than you could stay with steel brakes?! -5000Euro), optional semislick (about 1000 Euro Nankang AR1?), optional superlight wheels (open end), optional trackday chassis setting (about 2-3000 Euro).
-> together about -4s on the Sachsenring?!

moegigo / Hans Batter

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saxy  3y ago

1:40? Damn that's barely faster than the 335hp RS3 from a couple centuries ago, and slower than a Audi TT-S which has some 90hp less?

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moegigo  3y ago

Added Hatch

It lost comparison against BMW M2 on Sachsenring:
M2: 1.37.77
RS 3 1.40.01

BTW: Peak Power and Torque is not on 1 RPM with modern engines:
Max. 294 kW (400 PS) 5850-7000 min -1
Max. NM 480/1700 - 5850 Nm min -1