Did You Know That This Hyper Hatch Is Almost As Fast As An Audi R8?


Presenting your new daily driving weapon.

It's faster to 62 mph than a Porsche 911, a Lotus Evora, and the entry-level Jaguar F-Type. It costs less than any of those three and can fit plenty of your stuff. What's more, it's almost as quick and powerful as the original Audi R8 V8. This isn't the Golf R or any other hot hatch. Perhaps it's more accurate to describe the new Audi RS3 as the world's first hyper hatch. The specs speak for themselves: 0-62 mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. Power comes from Audi's awesome turbocharged 2.5-liter five banger with 362 hp and 343 lb-ft.

Just to compare, that first R8 V8 produced 415 hp. Our friends at XCAR just took the new RS 3 Sportback for a spin and, well, it pretty much makes all other hot hatches feel slow.


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