Audi has recently unveiled the latest model in their RS line, the RS Q3 Sportback. Unfortunately, if you live in the U.S., these will not be readily available to you. If you’re European however, buckle your sh*t up.
Impressive performance figures come from a freshly re-designed 2.5-liter TFSI engine, pumping out nearly 400 horsepower and 354lb ft of torque. This five-seater family car will sprint to 60 in just 4.5 seconds. Along with the outstanding Quattro all-wheel-drive system, the RS Q3 has a twin-clutch transmission ensuring lightning shifts between your kid’s school and soccer practice. The top speed is limited to 155 mph, though a little tinkering in the ECU will allow the vehicle to hit 174 mph.
Thanks to the re-worked five-cylinder engine, this iteration of the car is 26kg lighter than its predecessor. The RS Q3 Sportback is also 45 mm lower than the standard RS Q3 and is seen here in its bold “Kyalami Green.” The version pictured also features the optional exterior Black Pack. The vehicle shows a lot of promise as a quick family hauler that won’t break the bank on gas, though the list price is a bit of a gut punch.
The RS Q3 Sportback starts at USD 71,000, and orders will be made life as of October in European countries. All we can do is hope that Audi will someday bring these projects to the ol’ U.S. of A. Check back here for more info and look on Audi’s website too: