Good things come in power-packed small packages.
While the 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 to improve it. That's why one of the premier German tuners, ABT Sportsline, has decided 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 custom software, and its new performance numbers are mind-blowing.
Working with the car's 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine, ABT has increased the hatch's output from 367 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque to 430 hp and 380 lb-ft, allowing this little monster to rocket from 0-62 mph in just 4.1 seconds. It's also raised the electronically-controlled top speed from 155 mph to 177. Available 19×8.5 or 19×9-inch wheels and 235/35 R19 Continental tires and an ABT muffler system complete the package, while other upgrades include ABT floor mats and door entrance lights. If this isn't enough, the guys at ABT have more surprises on the way, and promise an even more powerful engine in the pipeline for this tiny terror.