The new RS3, which can be had with a loud factory sports exhaust for the very first time, was tested by EVO at a manufacturer organized venue in Finland.
Audi also had touring car legend Mattias Ekström on hand to show the invited journos what the new car is all about and just how sideways you can get it.
The test itself is obviously only relevant if you live in a place like where it was reviewed – as a road test of the new RS3, this fails to reveal anything about what the car is like on tarmac.
Even so, the fact that it seems so eager to get its tail out is definitely unusual for an Audi, although that could just be down to the loose, slippery surface. There’s every chance that on tarmac it’s just as planted and slightly understeer-y as its predecessor.