A Matter of Lateral: The Torque Splitter in the New Audi RS 3

source: Audi AG

  • Active rear-axle torque vectoring for maximum driving dynamics
  • Unmatched acceleration and top speed in the segment
  • Two new RS 3-specific driving modes for circuits and controlled drifts

The new Audi RS 3 represents the epitome of unadulterated driving dynamics. This is Audi’s first vehicle to feature the RS Torque Splitter, which distributes drive torque between the rear wheels in a fully variable manner. In combination with the 400 PS five-cylinder engine, the compact sports car is supremely agile. The 2.5 TFSI now unleashes 500 Nm of torque, 20 Nm more than in the previous model. The Audi RS 3 sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 290 km/h (180 mph) – record numbers in the segment.