Scolding-Hot-Hatch: Please Welcome The 430HP ABT RS 3

Good things come in power-packed small packages.

Whilethe American market still hasn't figured out exactly how to handle hot-hatches –making it miss out on some of the most exciting little models of recent years –Europeans know a good thing when they have it, and they constantly work toimprove it. That's why one of the premier German tuners, ABT Sportsline, hasdecided to take the 2015 Audi RS 3 and transform it into an absolute dream car.The pocket rocket has been given an additional control unit and customsoftware, and its new performance numbers are mind-blowing.

Working with the car's 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine, ABThas increased the hatch's output from 367 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque to430 hp and 380 lb-ft, allowing this little monster to rocket from 0-62 mph injust 4.1 seconds. It's also raised the electronically-controlled top speedfrom 155 mph to 177. Available19×8.5 or 19×9-inch wheels and 235/35 R19 Continental tires and an ABT mufflersystem complete the package, while other upgrades include ABT floor mats and door entrance lights. If thisisn't enough, the guys at ABT have more surprises on the way, and promise an even more powerful engine in the pipelinefor this tiny terror.

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