Special Edition Audi RSQ3 Sportback comes with an exclusive package to give it a new look.
Unfortunately, there's been a little bit of a theme with Audi's announcements lately. That theme is "the last of X." It's unfortunate, but it's also inevitable with the brand set to continue its transition to fully-electric new vehicle sales, it's also unavoidable.
We're seeing yet another special edition sendoff for one of Audi Sport's models, the RSQ3.
If you haven't heard of it, the Euro-only SUV is basically a lifted Audi RS3, five cylinders and all. But this one, being a "10 Years" special edition, gets some nice touches as a send-off. The 2.5-liter motor hasn't bowed out yet, but Audi seems to be working up to that. It just debuted a TT RS special edition with much the same intent a while back.
Despite this car's celebratory nature, Audi hasn't given it more power. Instead, it still produces 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, just like your average RSQ3.
It keeps some RSQ3 options as well, like the one that'll disable the speed limiter, granting you access to the car's full potential- 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph.
Here in the States, you'll need to turn to Porsche for a crossover with carbon ceramics, but over in Europe, this special edition has those, too, at least at the front. That's also available on standard cars.
What isn't, however, are the 21-inch wheels, darker LED lights, special Chronos Grey paint, and gloss black accents. You'll find those on the front and rear bumper and the mirror caps. Audi offers a Dew Silver paint shade if the grey isn't your jam.
Inside, new carbon buckets are made with 45% recycled plastic. The more eco-friendly buckets are trimmed with some copper stitching, not unlike the TTRS we talked about above.
Like that TTRS, Audi has added a special badge, one that says "1 of 555," and carbon inlays. When you climb out, the car will also project the Audi Sport logo onto the ground outside.
Pricing starts at $5,816 on top of the RSQ3's $61,659.