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)