Serious Audi fans, you have undoubtedly looked forward to the next iteration of an ‘RS’ model from the vorsprung durch technik leaders. Unfortunately, Audi AG may not be gracing our twisted asphalt jungles with their new RS3. Why they should:
Reason #5: Increased Sales -
Audi recently announced that the A3 was responsible for nearly 60% of their sales in the first quarter of 2010. We are willing to pay nearly $40,000 for a well equipped A3 TDI…why not a little more for a sportier version with Quattro?
Reason #4: German Engineering -
Line up the new Audi RS3 (even with non-matching wheels) next to a Subaru STI or a Mitsubishi Evoultion MR, and you will get three turbo powered all-wheel drive vehicles of awesomeness. The main difference being the RS3 is the only vehicle that was engineered to make your helmet hair couture.
Reason #3: Pride -
Why does the possibility of the RS3 having a 340 hp turbo-charged I-5 capable of getting you to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, place a large smile on your face? Eat my dust lesser sport compacts!
Reason #2: Predecessors -
Did you get the Thank You card that I sent?
You sent us the RS6 and later blessed us with the RS4.
from us the DailyDerbi.com Writers.
I’ll hand deliver a new ‘Thank You’ note with my security deposit (refer back to Reason #5).
Reason #1: Fun –
The best feature of the A3 is the fact that you have the perfect small car for any weekend adventure in Funlandia, and the Audi RS3 will get you there faster. I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to flog the Audi RS3 around the full course at Miller Motorsports Park with a kayak and mountain bike strapped to the roof-rack.
[Photos: KGP Photography, Bryan Cochran]