Video of the Day: Keith Brantley’s APR Tuned RS 3 Runs 9s in the Quarter Mile

[video: APR] The current gen RS 3 has been the darling of the automotive world since it was released and now it's the darling of the drag strip. Keith Brantley has an impressive list of mods on his APR Tuned 2018 Audi exclusive Orange Pearl Effect V3 RS 3: APR ECU & TCU Upgrades with E85 TTE625 Drop-in Stock-Housing Turbo Intake System Straight-Pipe / Dump Tube Exhaust System Intercooler System Fueling System 18x8.5 Wheels 245x40R18 Hoosier Drag Radials Seats Removed On M...

Audi exclusive RS 3 in #2D8 Green

  We're not 100% sure this is the color code #2D8  known simply as "Green" on the standard Audi exclusive color chart, but there's really nothing else like it in the "standard" offering from Audi's in-house tailoring department. What we are 100% sure of is that Audi UK's PR photography is on point in choosing such a special build for a photo shoot. To our eye, this is the exact same green Audi of America put on five of its Color.Storm mix of S3s run in the pre-facelift genera...

Compact Class with Racing Sport DNA: ABT Audi RS3 Parts Now Available

source: ABT America A high level of performance always goes well with a striking presentation. ABT, the market leader for upgrading cars from Audi and VW is complementing the Audi RS3 Sedan and Sportback with a number of additional aerodynamic elements and interior finishing upgrades to really make it stand out. A front lip and front grille add-on as well as a rear skirt insert -- all painted glossy black and highlighted with a red RS3 logo – are offering a daring look while th...

Event Report: Waterfest 2017 + Photo Gallery

words & photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: With the news that Waterfest has found a new home at Atco Dragway in southern New Jersey, we thought we would rerun this article. This story originally ran in the Fall 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. America’s largest Audi and Volkswagen tuning event continues to throw an incredible show. A...

Audi exclusive Graphite Blue RS 3 at Audi Fort Collins

We're always fans of tailored builds from the catalogue of Audi exclusive, even moreso though when the person choosing the car's final spec goes with something both familiar and yet not terribly common. Such a move, as seen here on this Graphite Blue RS 3 at Audi Fort Collins, tends to give a fresh look to both a familiar a car a perhaps familiar paint color should you also be a Porsche fan. Of course, the RS 3 needs no introduction. Audi's A3 sedan fitted with the brand's best sporting k...

H&R Sport Sway Bars for Audi RS 3

source: H&R Springs Get tighter! Upgrade your RS 3 with H&R Sport Sway Bars for tighter turn in and reduced body roll. H&R Sport Sway Bars keeps your tires connected to the road without sacrificing ride quality. H&R Sport Sway Bar Kit (part #: 72810) for the RS 3 is sized 27mm front and 25mm rear for a perfect balance of tight handling and control. The front bar is double adjustable to fine tune to your driving style. H&R designs and manufactures the highest qu...

Tequila Sunrise: H&R’s Audi exclusive RS 3 Sedan

By: Aaron Plante, photos: H&R and George Achorn Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Winter 2018 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. The RS 3 has finally risen on the U.S. market and as tuners take delivery, there is no sunset in sight for what can be done to Audi’s new-to-US Sport model…including H&R’s ostentatiously orange Au...

Awards for Audi Since December 2017

source: Audi Ingolstadt - “Best Cars 2018”: Audi A5 Sportback best midsize model The Audi A5 Sportback (fuel consumption combined in l/100 km: 6.5 - 4.1*; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 149 - 106*) won the “Midsize” category in the 42nd “Best Cars” readers survey conducted by the trade journal auto motor und sport. The five-door coupé topped its segment with the majority of votes. The prize was accepted by Peter Mertens, Member of the Board of Management for Technical D...

Drag Race: Audi RS 3 vs Audi R8 V10 Spyder

words: Bill Cho, video: CAR Magazine It seems like the whole automotive world wants to drag against the newest RS car (like the RS 3 vs BMW M2 or the RS 3 vs Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG) so I should start a series entitled the RS vs the World. However in this video from CAR Magazine, it's the RS 3 against its big brother, the R8 V10 Spyder. In their annual Performance Shootout, they put these two Audi Sport products head to head just to see what happens. We all know what the forgone ...

H&R Street Performance Coil Over for the Audi RS 3

source: H&R The Audi RS 3 continues to dazzle the automotive world! This performance sedan is unrivaled, and H&R ride development engineers have designed the legendary H&R Street Performance Coil Over specifically for this awesome car. H&R is the originator of the true street performance coil over and their knowledge and expertise improves handling while retaining stock ride comfort. H&R Street Performance Coil Over (part #: 28851-25) feature H&R’s MONO – Tu...

Event Report: Audi Sport Brand Launch in New York + The Full Photo Gallery

words and photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Summer 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. This time around, we’ve added the entire collection of photography shot on site at the Audi Sport launch. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. New York, NY – Highline Studios isn’t just a boastful moniker for a Manhattan-based video production company....

Drag Race: Audi RS 3 vs BMW M2

words: Bill Cho, video: Cars.co.az Yesterday, we brought you the RS 3 sedan vs the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG drag race by Cars.co.az. In that video, they mentioned the drag race between the RS 3 and the BMW M2. That got us looking for the other video and it did not disappoint. Cars.co.az had compared the two vehicles in the past. When their fans complained that the presenters never raced them, they decided to have a rematch. They had a small problem though. BMW did not have an M2 for them ...

Drag Race: Audi RS 3 vs Mercedes A45 AMG

words: Bill Cho, video: Cars.co.za Everyone is after the new kids on the block. Since their debut, the new RS 3 and TT RS have been chased by many but few have passed them. AutoTopNL puts the TT RS against the BMW M2 here and now Cars.co.za puts the RS 3 up against the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. The two Cars.co.za staffers line up and launch. Who will win? [embed]https://youtu.be/G9kMgAGqA0M[/embed]

Audi Driving Experience Finds a Home in Texas

words: Aaron Plante, photos: Audi of America The Audi Sport R18s may have left the WEC and thus their only stop in the U.S. (Texas’ Lone Star Le Mans), but the Lone Star state’s most famous track now houses a fleet of Audi Sport road cars providing an all-new driving experience at Austin Texas’ world famous Circuit of the Americas. Open year round to a wide range of driver experiences, the Audi Sport driving experience (ASde) offers hands-on coaching, professional instructors, hi...

Event: First of Its Kind Tourist Trophy of America Rally to ACNA National

words: Bud Dannemiller, photos: Bud Dannemiller and George Achorn Note: Planning for the Audi Club North America 34th National Event in Tacoma, WA ongoing and so is the next Tourist Trophy of America (TTOA 2018). If you want to follow or even join in on this cross country run, join the Facebook event page, TTOA 2018 by Audi Club North America: "The Run to Rainier". - Bill While not every good idea starts on the back of a cocktail napkin, sometimes the best do…the idea of the Tourist Trop...

Rendering the RS 3 with Wheels

by: George Achorn, renderings by author Looking for ways to kill time over this holiday non-work week? We were too, which got us to fantasizing about the Audi RS 3 sedan and some 20-inch wheel options for the car. The renderings turned out rather well which got us to wanting an RS 3 even more. We figured we'd share. Wheel Option #1: Audi Sport performance parts Audi Sport announced its line of performance parts as early as last fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Thus far, they've only r...

Watch APR’s RS 3 Pass Car After Car at Road Atlanta

words: Bill Cho, video: APR Though this video is a couple of months old, it's always a thrill to see a driver's point of view on a track. The track is Road Atlanta, home of the Petit Le Mans, and the driver is Ian Baas. The vehicle in question is APR's Audi RS 3 outfitted with APR 93 and Ethanol ECU upgrades, APR 19x8.5 forged wheels, Pirelli Trofeo R tires, and APR Development lowering springs. On what looks to be a track day, Ian passes Porsches and BMWs with ease. Make sure you have...

Audi exclusive RS 3 Raffle Winner Chosen

by: George Achorn The Audi Club North America is pleased to announce the winner of its 2017 membership raffle for a 2018 Audi exclusive RS 3 sedan. That individual is none other than Dan Lynch of Little Falls, NY. Our congratulations go out to the winner and thanks to all who participated in making this one of the most successful Audi Club raffles on record. After the shock of winning wears off, Dan will get to spend the upcoming weekend thinking about what color he prefers for his new...

Audi exclusive Nogaro Blue RS 3 Sedan

by: George Achorn, photos: Ryan Blanchette and Audi Peabody There is no doubt that Nogaro Blue is a legendary color in the Audi palette. Born in the RS2 era, the color remains a favorite amongst enthusiasts. In as much, we're always game to check out early Nogaro Blue Audi exclusive builds... just like Ryan Blanchette's new RS 3 sedan. Ryan just took delivery of this car, and shared these photos from before it even left the showroom at Audi Peabody in Peabody, MA. He posted the pho...

Audi RS 3 Sedan Named Car & Driver ’10 Best’

source: Audi of America HERNDON, VA – The all-new 2018 RS 3 has been named a 2018 Car and Driver 10Best Car of the Year recipient at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Car and Driver praised the RS 3 for its driving experience and stout, powerful body design. “The ride is the only aspect of the RS 3 that is forgiving. The car’s structure is unyielding,” noted Car and Drive editors. “The body is so stout, if you hit a pothole, you feel bad for the pothole. If the RS3 were a profess...