Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70: The First 2G Super Sports Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48441"] source: Donkervoort Dutch sportscar maker Donkervoort has paid tribute to its founder’s 70th birthday with the world’s first 2G production car. The Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 has been tested beyond 2G of lateral acceleration (cornering performance) on its standard road tyres. Only 70 JD70s will be built – one for each year of founder Joop Donkervoort’s life, so far – and more than half have already been sold. Donkervoort has...

Audi exclusive Exclusive Report: Goodwood Green for Goodwood Green

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46226"] by: Viktor Hadjiev, Continental Audi of Naperville When it comes to being attached to your Audi, some take it a step further than others do. P.G enjoyed his Goodwood Green pearl 6-speed B6 S4 for 16 years. When it came time to upgrade, he was not ready to give up the color though and he still wanted something rare. As soon as ordering started, P.G. placed an order for the first 2020 RS 3 sedan in the same color as his S4. Being Audi exclu...

Production Version RS 3 Sportback Spied Tackling Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46213"] Editor's note: we found video! Thank you to Audicafe.it | Audi Blog Italia Yesterday, our photographers caught the RS 3 production version on the street. Today, they spotted it on a much more exciting location...the Nürburgring. Unbeknownst to me, the Ring is now open. Too bad we don't have video but maybe one will pop up shortly. Enjoy! [embed]https://youtu.be/RZRQ2easd1o[/embed]

Audi RS 3 Sportback Production Version Spied

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46194"] We featured a heavily-camouflaged RS 3 at the Nürburgring awhile ago but this is the first time our photographers have spied a production version of the new RS 3 Sportback. The earlier photos were mules with a modified A3 body rather than the actual production ready prototypes. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46200"] These photos show less camouflage and wider fenders all around. Hidden under the camouflaged front fende...

Audi RS 3 Nardo edition: Turning Grey Skies Blue

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45326"] source: Audi of America Equipped for maximum performance, the limited edition model is capable of a top track speed of 174 mph Sportiest iteration of the RS 3 comes to life with standard RS fixed sport suspension Starting at $59,900, just 200 models will be available in the U.S.  Audi of America has announced that the popular RS 3 will now be available in a special Nardo edition, now arriving at dealerships. As the fi...

Marqued Man: Should Audi Create an RS 3 Avant?

With the new Audi A3 Sportback barely launched into the market, Audi is moving on to its next full generation offering of the A3 lineage. Given this new step in both technology and design, not to mention a fair amount of time by this author stuck at home during Covid-19 virus avoidance, it's gotten me to thinking about where this all goes. Discuss this in the new Audi Club Forums As you may recall, the new A3 was set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier in March. Those were the ear...

Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan Spied Winter Testing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44722"] Good news for Audi fans as the RS 3 is finally on its way and now we've also spotted the RS 3 Sedan out and testing. We've spied the upcoming Audi A3 and S3 testing and the RS 3 Sportback on the 'Ring but haven't seen the sedan...until now. The RS 3 will of course get wider fenders and an evil looking front bumper. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44728"] Set for a debut in 2020, the new RS 3 will get an updated version...

Audi RS 3 Spied Winter Testing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42673"] From these spy photos, it will be good news to Audi fans to know the RS 3 development has moved onto the winter testing phase. We spied the RS 3 at the Nurburgring before but this is the first sighting in the snow. The RS 3 will of course get wider fenders and a new front bumper. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42675"] Set for debut in the latter half of 2020, the new RS 3 will get an updated version of the 2.5l 5-cylind...

Spy Photos of the Audi RS 3 at the Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37246"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Club North America While photos of the new A3 and S3 testing have been seen, the new RS 3 has not (except for a mule based on the current body) until now. Our spy photographers shot the new RS 3 on the holiest grounds for a car nerd...the Nürburgring. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37245"] The RS 3 will of course get wider fenders and a more aggressive front end. Set to debut in 2020, the new ...

ABT Boosts Audi RS 3 to 470 HP

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="30271"] source: ABT Sportsline Just 20 years ago, the S3 made its debut as the most powerful compact Audi boasting 210 hp (154 kW). Coming in one level above this, the RS3 was introduced eight years ago. The current generation with Otto particulate filters delivers an enormous 400 hp (294 kW), almost twice as much power but the ‘driving pleasureometer’ has still to reach its peak. ABT Sportsline presents the ABT Power S performance ...

Audi RS 3 Sportback Test Mule Spied

It may not be immediately obvious, but what you are looking at here is believed to be an early test mule of the next-generation all-new RS 3 Sportback. Likely this is about the time you point out to us that the car in question is a current-generation RS 3 Sportback. Yes, that's true. But it's also not. At this stage in the game, it's not like we haven't seen next-generation A3 and S3 test mules. We most certainly have, covered with disguises and cladding but clearly hinting at the expected...

Two Raffles, Two Winners, 6005 Tickets Sold, One Exhausted National Office…Some Stats For The 2018 Audi Club North America Raffle

Two raffles, two winners, 6005 tickets sold, one exhausted National office... Audi Club North America would like to thank you all for a successful 2018 raffle! This year, we decided to raffle off two vehicles instead of one - a 2019 S5 Sportback premium plus and a RS 3 sedan. In the past, we normally sold around 3,500 tickets but this year, you helped us sell 6,005 tickets! The breakdown of the sales: S5 Sportback premium plus- 2,740 RS 3 sedan- 3,265 It was a lot closer than we ...

Find of the Day: Audi RS 3 4×4 Tarmac Stage Rally Car

words: Bill Cho, photos: Motorsport Auctions For most of our Find of the Day segments, we highlight vehicles that we don't get in the States or are an interesting specimen. I think this counts as both. When I 1st saw this RS 3, I thought it was just a replica with big a## lights and a wing on the back but then I saw pics of the interior. Is this a real tarmac stage rally car?  I mean, I wouldn't know a real one if it was parked in my garage but it looks real. There are no ...

AWE Releases New Exhaust Suite For The Audi 8V RS 3

AWE announced today the release of their new exhaust suite for the Audi 8V RS 3. “Our engineering team went to town on the RS3, ensuring that there was a system that was both elegant in its construction, simple to install, priced right and innovative in its use of valves. The five-cylinder can be taken from calm to crazy on the SwitchPath™, while the Track Edition is ready to rumble 24/7. The tips are also worth noting - these are bespoke RS-style pieces, just large enough to call the...

The APR RS 3 Front Mount Intercooler System (FMIC)

[source: APR LLC] The APR Intercooler System is a massive front mounted upgrade that dramatically reduces intake air temperature (IAT), minimizes heat soak, and provides increased performance! The system is an easy to install, direct bolt-on design, that is recommended at every stage of performance. Quick Facts: Dramatically lowers intake air temp (IAT) - Increases HP while minimizing power-robbing heat soak! Dynoed 26 AWHP over to the factory system (STG 1 93)! Effective cooli...

“Edelweiss” With 500 HP And The NEW 20-Inch GR Rims: The ABT Audi RS 3 Sportback

[source: ABT Sportsline] The edelweiss is probably the most famous Alpine flower. It is said to have many positive properties – even as an anti-aging remedy. But this strictly protected white plant is not the only fountain of youth to be found in Bavaria: ABT Sportsline, for example, offers its interpretation of the Audi RS 3 – and there is no law against picking this precious flower from the company lot, as long as the purchase price has been paid. Just pretty and white?...

APR Tuned RS 3 Runs Deeper into the 9s with a New Record

[source: APR] APR has raised the bar once again, resulting in a new record for the 2.5 TFSI EVO platform. An exciting 9.722 second quarter mile elapsed time was achieved at Montgomery Raceway Park on July 16th, 2018 and backed up with five 9.7 second passes. Many may recall this is same vehicle that was the first RS3 into the 9’s, owned by Keith Brantley. Results were achieved using a new hybrid turbocharger and various upcoming APR hardware modifications on an unopened stock engine lo...

Power Like A Jetpack – The New ABT Audi RS3 Sedan With 500 HP

[source: ABT Sportsline] The normal version of the Audi RS3 sedan offers a boot capacity of 315 liters and 400 HP (294 kW) – both can be increased significantly: the luggage compartment by folding down the rear seats, the horsepower by paying a visit to ABT Sportsline. At the maximum "escalation stage" ABT Power R, a whopping 500 HP (368 kW) and 570 Nm are ready to launch. With this power, the sporty notchback can reach up to 186 mph and rockets from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds. ...

Ninth Victory In A Row: Audi 2.5 TFSI Engine Named “Engine of the Year” Once Again

[source: Audi AG] Five-cylinder continues winning streak in its displacement class Most powerful series-production five-cylinder featuring 294 kW (400 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque Head of Technical Development Oliver Hoffmann: “Icon of the Audi brand” Audi continues its winning streak at the “International Engine of the Year Awards”: For the ninth time in a row, the jury selected the brand’s 2.5 TFSI as the best engine in the 2 to 2.5-liter catego...

Schaeffler Builds 1200 hp Electric quattro RS 3 LMS Because They Can

What do you do if you're an OE supplier and development partner to both Audi Sport's Formula E squad and also Audi itself and you want to show off your electrical drivetrain chops? Well, if you're Schaeffler you take a usually front-wheel drive RS 3 LMS chassis and bolt in no less than four Formula E electric motors with one at each wheel. The net result is 1200 hp, and what Scheffler calls the 4ePerformance concept. To those counting, 4x Formula E electric motors add up to about 1200...