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I've been anxiously waiting for any official next gen Audi RS3 information, the MK8 Golf R looks like such an improvement dynamically that I have high hopes for something special from Audi Sport. Theres been rumors of 420 horsepower and the torque vectoring rear diff from said Golf R, and even a "Plus" version with up to 450hp. Came across this today, some photos of an undisguised, albeit vinyl wrapped 2022 RS3 but not much info on specs except mention of 395hp which I cant imagine being accurate.
 

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Very cool. Thanks for the article. I’m very interested in the new one as well. Probably the only car I would give up my current one for.
 

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Guessing it's the manufacturer time to 100 km/h. The current one did 0-60 in 3.5s (Car & Driver), and there's no way they'd let the new one be slower.
Woah. That's faster than my RS 5.

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I have an RS3 Fastback. It's wonderful. Sadly, I just don't think the Americans will get that version. But never say never. The RS6 showed up although in limited supply.
 

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395 HP and 0-60 in 4.5 s. What is wrong with that picture? That’s underwhelming.
That figure was the audi factory numbers for the RSQ3.
Of course we won't get he RS3 hatchback or RSQ3 so it's all just bench racing in the US.
 

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Woah. That's faster than my RS 5.

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It's about equal given 100km/h = 62mph.
Then when you compare that the RS5 SB is 4000lbs, and the RS3 is ~3600lbs, the 400lb diet matters a lot more in a 0-60.
 

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It's about equal given 100km/h = 62mph.
Then when you compare that the RS5 SB is 4000lbs, and the RS3 is ~3600lbs, the 400lb diet matters a lot more in a 0-60.
Yup. I always like to think of it in terms of 200 lbs adults. So that's like adding two 200 lbs adults in the backseat of the RS 3. And it looks like it's 700 lbs more than the Golf R and nearly 1,000 lbs more than a Cayman. RS5 is the millenium falcoln of cars. Like a big F-14 Tomcat to the smaller F-16 RS3. :D
 

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The previous car was rated 395 and 4.1, this will be more like 410 and 4.0 I would imagine.

The new rear diff should be cool. I am still very happy with my car and won't be upgrading, but it's nice to see some improvements. I can't say I am a huge fan of all the fake grilles though. The rear bumper is like... The rear grille.
 

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This is more of a mid life refresh than a new car right?
 

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3's is the new 4's. Real fast is in the 2's now.
 

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