The Audi S3 has always been about subtle performance – the styling has never shouted out loud about what it can do, and that’s certainly the case with the current model.
To the uninitiated, it could be a 1.5 S-Line model; little do they know it’s a 300hp AWD hot hatch capable of showing some sports cars a clean pair of heels. However, if you want more, without going too overboard you can go and see the people at ABT, who will fettle your S3 for you…
So here they take the S3 and add their ECU tune, which boosts power to 365bhp and torque to 450Nm, enough to cut the 0-62mph time down to 4.4 seconds. The looks are improved by the addition of ABT’s 20-inch GR alloy wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres, and then out back, you have ABT’s exhaust system, which adds back some of the fruity noise that hot hatches have lost in recent years.
What you then have is a hot hatch that looks a little more purposeful, sounds a whole lot better and has more performance than most people will ever need. What a car!
And you could win one this week in the BOTB Dream Car Competition!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
Play Spot The Ball for a chance to be the next big weekly winner. But hurry - the competition closes at midnight Sunday!
1. SELECT TICKETS
Choose from 180 cars - tickets start from 90p
2. PLAY SPOT THE BALL
Get closest to the judges in our skilled Spot the Ball game to win. What's this?
3. WINNER ANNOUNCED
Closest position to our panel of Judges wins! Comp ends midnight Sunday, Winner announced every Tuesday!
DID YOU KNOW?
- Choose a coordinate for each ticket, where you think the centre of the ball is
- Use the line drawing tools to help you pick your coordinates
- Watch the very short video to see how & why
Christian and the team were in Surrey today to surprise this week's Dream Car winner, Colin Luckhurst, with a brand new Audi RSQ3 Sportback Vorsprung!
Christian was in Essex this morning to surprise this week's Dream Car winner, Nick Mutch, who has won himself a brand new RSQ3... on his 50th birthday!
The weather may have been miserable this morning, but the day was about to brighten up for this week's lucky Dream Car winner, Craig Tyson, as Christian arrived to surprise him with a brand new Audi e-tron GT!