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From 0 to 62mph in 3.6 seconds, is it interesting? Well, Audi A3 amazed me really.

Audi launches A3 Clubsport Quattro concept car which resembles A3 saloon with big fancy 21 inch alloy wheels making it a HOT lady to be displayed on the annual Worthersee tuning event.

What’s in Audio A3 Quattro?

Audi A3 Quattro InteriorA car with a horsepower of 520bhp, nearly equivalent to a V10 R8 supercar, surely reflects its greatness and performance efficiency. It has a 2.5-litre turbo Audi engine fitted in it which can also be found in Audi RS Q3 but in Clubsport Quattro it gets bigger turbocharger with pumping out capacity of 1.5 bar boost, improved intercooler, modified camshaft, remapped ECU, brand new intake and exhaust system enabling it to reach 62mph in 3.6 seconds. Impressive! The lady has a specific output of 208bhp/ litre, with a torque of amazing 443lb ft which impressed Top Gear experts. 192mph is the defined top speed of Audi A3 Quattro making it better than a VW Golf. Between 2300rpm – 6000rpm, makes this car feel like flying, additionally the voice of the monster turbo enhances the addictiveness of the driver and pumps you to test drive. A strong stallion is ready to race!

When is Audi A3 Clubsport Coming?

According to an interview between Top Gear and Audio’s Quattro boss, this car is an experiment to see how the markets took small RS Saloon. It is also said it will be in production with the 360bhp engine, as it is manageable but not with 520bhp as it was just a test of the engine capacity. After evaluating the response and performance of 360bhp engine, if all goes in favor, then the company might be interested in producing 520bhp as well in future.

Find more detailed review of Audio A3 Clubsport Quattro on Top Gear website.


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