The new Audi RS3 has a very specific drive

Just the mention of the name “RS” causes awe in most car lovers. Audi has spoiled us and accustomed us to the top performance and driving characteristics of its top models, so we are looking forward to each of them.

The latest is the Audi RS3, which was immediately introduced in a hatchback and sedan version. It is intended for driving on public roads but also on the track. This is the main reason for the great effort of the engineers, whose task was to provide maximum fun in all driving conditions, whether it is a local road or a race track.

The new generation Audi RS3 is powered by the award-winning 2.5 TFSI, which has already won the title of engine of the year in its class nine times. It is a 2.5-liter Friday with which the RS3 reaches 100 in just 3.8 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 250 km / h, and with the optional “unlocking” it can be 280 km / h. If you add the “RS” dynamic package, the maximum is at 290 km / h.

Audi RS 3

A maximum torque of 500 Nm is available in the range of 2250 to 5600 rpm. Compared to its predecessor, it has 20 Nm more, as well as even better accelerations at low revs. Maximum power is 400 horsepower, which it achieves already at 5600 rpm, with a flattened curve up to 7000 rpm. The gearbox is a seven-speed robotic, with two blades.

Audi RS 3

We can only assume what the sound of this machine is, considering the 1‑2‑4‑5-3 cylinder ignition schedule. In addition, for the first time, a variable butterfly was applied to the exhaust system, which also enables some intermediate positions, creating a very characteristic sound.

Audi RS 3

What is also interesting is the application of the so-called torque divider. He took on the role of the rear differential. The essence is to electronically control the multiple slats that are located on each axle. This ensures optimal torque delivery to the rear axle.

Audi RS 3

RS Torque Splitter

For example, during very dynamic driving, the torque distributor increases the torque on the outer rear wheel which has a higher load, thus eliminating the possibility of understeer. Specifically, in left curves, torque is sent to the rear right wheel, while in right curves it is sent to the rear left wheel. On the route, it is distributed evenly on both points.

Audi RS 3

Audi RS 3 prototip

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