The Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h (192.6 mph). This performance is helped by the quattro all-wheel drive system and a strengthened twin-clutch S tronic gearbox. In laymen's terms, this Audi is as fast as some Ferraris.
Proudly displaying its quattro heritage, the clubsport A3 has massively flared bumpers and a huge black grille. Compared to the S3 sedan that it's based on, it sits 10mm lower to the ground on 21-inch wheels with extra-wide 275/25 R21 performance rubber.
Wearing a Magnetic Blue exterior paint scheme with price, the A3 concept will surely attract the Worthersee crowd thanks to its large carbon fiber components, which include a front blade and side sills and rear diffuser. Even the advanced Matrix LED headlight technology has subtly found its way onto the car, together with race-inspired bucket seats with four-point harnesses.
Do we like it? Well… yes, but in the same way we like a well tuned Golf. It's something built for the Audi hot hatch fans, for the people who listen to drum and bass and like neon colors. Look for a production version to come out… never. But if Audi decided to keep the 2.5 TFSI for the next RS3 and offer it as a sedan as well, you could tune it to this extent.