Audi RS3 Sportback Concepts Are Perfection in Blue
If there’s one thing us auto journos love more than free steak tartare and luxurious hotel accommodations; it’s wagons. Crazy, rear-drive, six-speed wagons. And while the Audi A3 Sportback is enough to keep us interested (for now), these hotted-up RS3 Sportback and three-door concepts have us drooling over our keyboards. Created by the folks at X-Tomi Design, these two concepts use the A3 Clubsport Quattro as a base, but feature Audi’s top range RS badges and performance on tap. And it comes in both three- and five-door flavors. PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet Like the Clubsport, the RS3 three- and five-door concepts feature some new aggressive cues like sharper lines, a new rear diffuser, and performance-orientaed wheels and tires. It also goes for the low-to-the-ground, quad exhaust look.
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While Audi hasn’t announced any details on its RS3 just yet (expected to debut in Paris), the hot hatch could come with a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine and close to 530 horsepower. At least, that’s what we hope.
Other features will likely include all-wheel drive and a 7-speed S Tronic transmission. Alas, a manual gearbox isn’t likely.
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