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Audi S3 Sedan Tuned to 380 HP by SR Performance

The Audi S3 seems like a pretty novel idea from Audi, who hasn't made any fast compacts with a boot in a while now. With a 300 horsepower 2-liter turbo up front sending all its power down the shafts of quattro all-wheel drive, the model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just over 5 seconds. And yet, there's so much untapped potential…
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SR Performance is one company who's tried to tap that performance by tuning the TFSI engine from it usual numbers to 380 hp and 470 Nm (346 lb-ft) of torque – that's an increase of 80 hp and 90 Nm (66 lb-ft).

Thanks to the extra power, the S3 is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. All this has been made possible thanks to an MTM ECU tuning kit, a BN downpipe and an HJS catalytic converter.

Simples changes always give the most enjoyable results, so the S3 has not been redesigned in any way. But a set of KW coilover springs and 20-inch alloy wheels from the A6 parts catalog go some way towards improving the stance.

This simple and relatively cheap sports sedan can now keep up with a Porsche 911 Carrera in a sprint and while some might say the looks aren't all there, die-hard Audi fans will certainly disagree. The 3-box shape seems to remind everybody of the S2 from the 90s, which had a 2.2-liter turbocharged engine that produced 220 hp.

 
 
 
 
 

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