Audi RS3 by Sportec sprints to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds [video]

Sport Auto's Christian Gebhardt has recently tested an Audi RS3 prepared by Sportec.

Sport Auto's Christian Gebhardt has recently tested an Audi RS3 prepared by Sportec.

The testing occurred at Hockenheim where he got the chance to drive a very powerful version of the 2012 RS3. While the standard output of the 5-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbo engine is 340 HP (250 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft), the version tweaked by the Swiss tuner puts out 470 HP (346 kW) and 625 Nm (461 lb-ft) thanks to a larger Sportec turbocharger, a sports exhaust system and a bigger intercooler.

The Audi RS3 by Sportec rides on a Bilstein suspension with Michelin Sport Cup tires and benefits from a Haldex Performance kit. It also comes with a wider rear fender and the ability to switch drive torque between three modes: Eco, Stock and Race.

Christian was able to do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 3.8 seconds while 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) took 13.9 seconds. The vehicle should be able to reach a top speed of 188 mph (302 km/h).

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