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Audi RS 3 Performance Edition: a new limited series

The Ingolstadt manufacturer unveils the Audi RS 3 Performance Edition, a new series limited to 300 copies worldwide.

After the RS Q3 10 Years Edition, the R8 Coupé GT V10 RWD, or even the TT RS Coupé Iconic Edition, the German manufacturer is continuing to liven up its range with the arrival of a new special series from theAudi RS 3baptized Performance Edition.

Based on the fourth generation of the A3, the sports version RS 3 offers itself on this special edition a resolutely sporty livery, which includes exclusive 19-inch cast aluminum wheels, with ten crossed spokes, painted in matt palladium gray and fitted with semi-slick Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires of 265/35 R19 at the front and 245/35 R19 at the rear. There is also an RS sports exhaust system with oval pipes and black rear diffuser, or Audi and RS 3 monograms painted in black at the front and at the rear, contrasting with the body colors Pearl Nogaro Blue, Arrow Gray and Daytona Grey, not to mention Sebring Black or Glacier White Metallic.

Audi RS 3 Performance Edition: an exclusive livery

L’Audi RS 3 Performance Edition also stands out for its specific light signature : when unlocking the car, the daytime running lights made up of 15 LED segments display a checkered flag on the passenger side, as well as the inscription “3 0 0” on the driver’s side, recalling the exclusivity of this special series limited to 300 copies, and also its maximum speed of 300 km/h. Finally, when the front doors are opened, LED lighting projects the inscription “RS Performance” onto the ground.

Inside, there are bucket seats combining Dinamica microfiber with pearl Nappa leather, which is adorned with contrasting blue honeycomb stitching, which can also be found on the rear bench seat. The headrest is emblazoned “RS”, while the seat back is covered in matt carbon. Other elements of Mercato blue tint are on the appointment, on the belts, as well as the topstitching of the central armrest, the door armrests and the steering wheel, without forgetting the marking at 12 o’clock at the top of the steering wheel in Alcantara. The trunk mats and velor floor mats are signed RS.

Audi RS 3 Performance Edition: more efficient mechanics

Under the hood is the turbocharged five-cylinder engine, which has been slightly modified to offer 407 horsepower, i.e. only 7 additional horsepower, as well as a maximum torque of 500 Nm available between 2,250 and 5,700 rpm, thanks to a boost pressure increased by 0.1 bar. With the Dynamic RS Plus pack, its maximum speed is increased by 10 km/h, reaching 300 km/hwhile no improvement is to be expected on the side of the 0 to 100 km / h, performed in 3.8 seconds.

The Audi RS 3 Performance Edition comes standard with the RS sports suspension with adaptive damper, as well as the RS Torque Splitter system to improve stability and agility. The standard six-piston ceramic brakes are equipped with 380 x 38 mm discs at the front, while at the rear there are monobloc steel discs of 310 x 22 mm, all associated with blue painted calipers.

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Audi RS 3 Performance Edition: only 300 copies

The Audi RS 3 Performance Edition will only be produced in limited edition of 300 copies in the world, which will be distinguished by a badge numbered “1 of 300” placed on the dashboard, passenger side.

The Audi RS 3 Performance Edition is offered at a starting price from 87,000 eurosexcluding options, and its first deliveries are scheduled for the beginning of 2023.

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