If you read our recent future-car coverage of the upcoming 2018 Audi RS3 sedan, which was caught lapping the Nürburgring, you saw some photos of the lightly camo’d car, but none of the actual action. Here to fix that is this video clip of the RS3 in motion:
For more than four minutes, the RS3 is depicted shredding the ’Ring’s graffiti-strewn pavement, exhibiting heroically little body roll at full side load and trumpeting a glorious exhaust note through its black oval tailpipes—a distinct RS-ism—that could only belong to a ferocious five-cylinder engine. As we stated in our initial coverage, we expect the RS3 to bring about 400 turbocharged horsepower, shift via a dual-clutch transmission, and feature a performance-tuned Quattro system that can send up to 100 percent of available torque to the rear axle. Watch for it to appear here sometime next year as a 2018 model, shortly after the debut of the facelifted A3.
-Car and Driver