Tuned, 500PS Audi RS3 Dares To Challenge A Porsche 911 Turbo S

Back when Mercedes-AMG wasn’t interested in the compact car segment, Audi‘s RS3 Sportback was the hot hatch king.

Essentially a more upscale alternative to the Volkswagen Golf R, Ingolstadt’s hot hatch offered sporty styling, a tuned chassis and a powerful engine.

Based on the second generation A3 Sportback, the original RS3 Sportback appeared eight years ago with the same powertrain as the TT RS. The turbo’d 2.5-liter five-cylinder was good for 340PS (335hp / 250kW) and 450Nm (332lb-ft) of torque, channeled to all four wheels via a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission.

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In stock form, it tips the scales at 1,575kg (3,472lbs), sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6sec and hits a top speed of 250km/h (155mph).

However, this example/a> has some upgrades that allegedly allow the engine to churn out 500PS (493hp / 368kW). As a result, its owner thought it would be a good idea to take on a Porsche 911 Turbo S in a half-mile run.

The Porsche has the obvious advantage here, thanks to its more powerful engine and better aerodynamics. So, surely, it cannot lose to a compact hot hatch, can it? You’ll have to click the play button on the following video to find out.

  • aaronbbrown

    The Porsche jumped the light.

    In the 90s I saw an 80s CRX eat a 911 Turbo off the line and walk away. Real light, 1000 lbs lighter than these cars, with about 420hp.

    • Matt

      A 991 Turbo S (like the video) is one of the fastest-launching cars you can buy, with AWD, massive power, launch control and weight over the rear axle. A modified FWD CR-X would lose convincingly.

      • aaronbbrown

        Matt still plays with matchbox cars, that’s where he gets his information about the automotive world 🙂

        • Matt

          LOL burn!

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