Suppose you thought the 1-of-300 2023 Audi RS3 Performance Nogaro Edition was a little uppity for your liking. In that case, the Goodwood Green on this is the perfect show of supremacy without sticking it in people's faces.
There's a clear distinction between the stock 2023 Audi RS3 and ABT's limited RS3-R Sportback. Green is undoubtedly a bold choice, but ABT's RS3-R in Goodwood Green with a cocktail of carbon bits and pieces makes this release one you'll have to check out more than twice and still not get satisfied.
The well-contrasting carbon pieces include a front lip and flics, a roof spoiler, fender add-ons, mirror caps, and a rear diffuser. On its modern interior, 200 lucky owners will be treated to ABT RS3-R seats with red accents and stitching, carbon fiber trims, and an Alcantara steering wheel.
Straight from the factory, the 2023 Audi RS3 runs a turbocharged 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine sound for 401 hp (407 ps) and 369 lb-ft of torque. According to the German automaker, this super hatch will do 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in 3.6 seconds.
It's easy to think this is just a spec'd out RS3. It is – but with a lot more than your local dealer can offer. The Kempten Allgäu – based Audi tuners added a little spice and tang to a world-class recipe that is the RS3.
Thanks to their automotive wizardry, this limited-to-200 version of the RS3, namely the RS3-R Sportback, makes 500 hp (507 ps) and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque.
To achieve that conspicuous bump in power, the folks at ABT fitted a larger ABT intercooler and did an ECU remap. For suspension, it runs on ABT Suspension springs and anti-roll bars. The result is 3.25 seconds from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) and a top speed of 300 kph (186 mph).
The ABT 2023 Audi RS3-R Sportback runs dual ABT 99 mm (3.89 inches) stainless steel double-end exhaust (in matte black) for petrol-head-approved tail-end acoustics. Down below, it sits on 20-inch HR high-performance forged 245/30 wheels.
Only 200 ABT 2023 Audi RS3-R Sportback versions are up for grabs worldwide for €35,900 ($39,170). Would you pick this spec? In the comments section below, let us know what you think about this sensational release.