German shop Abt tunes Audi’s RS3 to crush 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds
You may know the German tuning house Abt as the Audi DTM team that Kelvin van der Linde drives for. Just as famous as a tuner, the firm has just released its latest street weapon. Meet the new 200-off 375 kW 300 km/h Abt Audi RS3-R.
Built on a solid RS3 Base
Now there’s anything sloppy about the 2.5 litre turbocharged five-cylinder RS3 in its own right. But there are always guys and gals out there, who want more in our faster-further-higher world. And they’re precisely who Abt is now pandering to with this tweaked, tuned and optically enhanced RS3-R.
Abt extracts an additional 75 kilowatts and 100 Newton-metres of twist out of the five pot to muster that 375 kW and 600 Nm. The modified all-wheel drive wagon slashes half a second’ off the stock 0-100 time. And it ups top end from 250 to 300 km/h. But you must dial into your Abt Audi RS3-R app to achieve that. This new rush of speed is acoustically accompanied by a far sportier tone out of the new stainless-steel exhaust’s four matt black tips.
RS3-R Spreads to Suspension, Optics Too
The RS3-R treatment extends to shorter coils and sportier damper settings in search of firmer roadholding. It that’s not enough, Abt will relieve you of a few more well-earned dollars for a stainless-steel coil-over sports suspension. With that you can drop your RS3-R’s ride height between an inch and an inch and a half on both axles.
Optically enhanced, RS3-R gets a unique aero kit hewn of beautifully crafted high-gloss bare carbon fiber. It spreads from the lip spoiler across front flics to the mirror caps and on to the rear venturi and spoiler. Add glossy black glossy fender attachments wrapping 20-inch Abt forged alloys in 245/30 rubber.
Add a Few RS3-R Interior Tweaks
Inside, RS3-R gets Abt logos on its stock sport seats, mats and start-stop button. Add a numbered Abt RS3-R plaque on the doorsill and Abt logo paddle lighting. Abt will relieve you of over six hundred grand for all the bits and pieces, plus another R90K’s worth of Euros to fit it.
Which means that RS3-R will set you back more than beyond R1,7-million in Europe for the privilege of the complete car. As eye-watering as that may seem, Hans-Jürgen Abt suggests that interest in the RS3-R is as extreme as the car. Better you order yours now then!