By Kris Hansen
On day 10 we once again revisit to our trip to Quebec of a few years ago, where we were treated with a brief drive of this staggeringly fun little rocket sled of a car, the RS 3. We never had this model offered in the USA, which is a shame, because we know that they would sell every one they imported.
Graced with the same 2.5 liter 5 cylinder TFSI engine, and Haldex quattro as the TT RS, only with the 6 speed dual-clutch S-tronic transmission, the RS 3 was explosively quick. This particular car was fitted with studded snow tires, which was interesting to say the least. The roads we drove on were very icy, but the RS 3 never had a problem finding grip.
Sadly we only had a very short time to drive this epic hot hatch, but hopefully Audi see fit to come up with an RS car based on the new A3.
12 Days of Audi
Day 1 – Audi A1 1.4T quattro prototype
Day 2 – Audi SQ5
Day 3 – Audi S1 sport quattro
Day 4 – Audi A4 allroad
Day 5 – Audi Q5 2.0TFSI
Day 6 – Audi A6 3.0TFSI
Day 7 – Audi Q7 3.0TFSI
Day 8 – Audi A8L 4.2
Day 9 – Audi A6 Avant quattro (2000)