Not only space rockets are multi-stage vessels. Audi also adds another “stage” and tops its S3 with the even more powerful RS3. And the next boost is right around the corner: ABT Power “New Generation“ and its extra control unit with its specially developed software provide the Audi RS3 with 430 HP/ 316 kW (serial version: 367 HP/ 270 kW). And maximum torque rises from 455 to 530 Newton meters, which is also reflected in these data: getting from naught to 100 kph now only takes 4.1 seconds and the electronically limited top speed of 250 kph is raised to 285 kph. Extensive warranties and test cycles on ABT’s own dynamometer and public roads guarantee utmost dependability.
In order to impress even astronauts, often exposed to massive G-forces, ABT Sportsline also has a more powerful engine in the pipeline. “ABT Power S is already on the launch pad, ready to surprise you,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. More extra HP aside, customers may look forward to a really impressive sound, in both “stages”, which is generated by the 4-pipe exhaust system made of stainless steel and with black chrome-plated tailpipes (102 mm Ø). All you will still need is the right alloy wheel like the cast ER-C or the especially complex and light forged ER-F. For the Audi RS3, both versions are available in 19’’ in “Gun-Metal“, “Silverbullet“ or “Black Magic“ colours and, on request, come with 235/35 R19 tyres.
Also on request, entrance LEDs bearing the ABT logo will guide the crew into the rocket, with their feet then resting on floor mats featuring silver ABT embroidery and curved lines.