The House of the four rings presented the ultra-sporty version of its excellent compact car. Super performance for 3.8-second 0-100km / h acceleration.

Audi enthusiasts and four-wheel enthusiasts in general know very well what # RS3 means. We are talking about a combination of letters and numbers, which together have created a perfect combination for extreme sportsmanship. In fact, over the years Audi has declined the RS3 in an increasingly sporty way. The result has been a product that is always at the forefront of sportiness and wickedness that has managed to carve out an important slice in the hearts of fans.

A few hours ago, the new ultra-sporty version was presented. Let's start immediately with the performance and the engine that has even 400 horsepower and 500 Newton meter of torque.

The maximum speed that can be reached is 290 km per hour for an acceleration speed that drops below 4 seconds.

We are talking in particular of the third generation of the RS3 Sportback, but all in all designed for everyday use. We therefore do not give up any comfort without forgetting the propensity for extreme sportiness. All thanks of course to the 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo petrol engine . The transmission is a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox that allows for fast and very smooth shifting.

As far as speed and manufacturing techniques are concerned, the torque splitter has been modified, but also the torque divider has been created ad hoc for the management of the rear wheels. Audi wanted to make it with two electronically controlled multi-disc clutches that were fitted onto its own driveshaft.

In this way, the transfer case increases the drive torque on the outside in order to increase the wheel load. In this way, the propensity to understeer is significantly reduced and the car remains more driveable.

To curb the power of this car we think of the 6-piston steel brakes in steel or even ceramic. As for the front set-up, it is possible to have a 380 x 38 mm ceramic brake system.

Obviously, the high-performance brakes have a lower weight than those made of steel and also allow greater optimal management of the car. Furthermore, for those who choose ceramic brakes, they can also decide the color between blue, red or gray.

On board the car, you immediately notice how the standard 12-inch digital dashboard is the real protagonist of all this. We find a series of bar graphs that show power and torque in terms of percentages.

There are also indications on the G-force and the lap time or acceleration from zero to 100 or from zero to 200 km per hour.

Audi also suggests to the driver the exact moment for gearshifting by means of a light signal.

For the more sporty there is also the 10-inch touch display, inside which we find the temperatures of the coolant, but also of the oil, transmission and tire pressure.

All of this is still in the definition phase as regards the price, but will be arriving in Europe from around mid-August as regards the orders.

On the road we should wait a few more months, or autumn.

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