I’m envious of my friend George (of Fourtitude) for a couple reasons. (A) He is just arriving to France for Le Mans week….and (B) he posted the photo of this RS3 he gets to drive from Paris to La Sarthe.
It’s a hard life, eh George!
I really love my 2012 A3 quattro….in fact, in terms of performance, usability, practicality, quality, comfort, looks, and overall balance—-i think it’s the best car i’ve ever owned. I will be writing up a 1 year review of the car very soon, as that time is coming—That being said, there isn’t a week that goes by where i don’t find myself imagining that it is an RS3. I’m still upset that Audi of America decided not to bring the 8P RS3 to the US market.
this video is in spanish, but doesn’t prevent enjoyment of seeing the finest hot hatch in the world in action!
It’s no secret I love my 2 Audis. 9 years with the TT, and almost 6 months with the A3! Surely the only geek thing to do would be to collect die-cast versions of my cars and recreate my garage, right!?
To be fair, I have an A3 2.0T titanium edition—-whereas the 1:43 model i’ve bought is actually an RS3. To my defense they don’t sell the 8P RS3 in the US market or else I would have bought one. A second defense is that my A3 has the same wheels as the RS3 (titanium rotors) and spec’d out as close to an RS3 it could legally get in the US market cosmetically.
i don’t like the summer…in fact i think it sucks….people are annoying, nyc streets are filled with losers, and i don’t like sweating. BRING BACK the winter and bring back the good times! I can’t wait til i get the new car out onto the slopes.
here’s a video to let me daydream a bit……the big daddy version of my A3….the delicious RS3 (not sold in the US, or else it would have 100% been mine)
The engine of the year for us in the USA is most definitely the new 2.5L 5 cylinder turbo that is being introduced in the TT-RS this autumn. The TT-RS is probably the most exciting sports car being released on US shores in 2011 after the truly remarkable BMW 1M. I had a conversation with Audi Of America’s product manager today about the imminent launch of the car. The details are still in their final stages, but the first cars will be delivered in the early Autumn it seems. Exciting stuff—especially as I have a few friends ordering one. For anyone here interested—ordering guides are now available from Audi dealers across the US—pricing, however, is not finalized yet. The car will be arriving, however, with the upgraded 360hp “RS Plus” configuration. It’s gonna be an epic daily driver…
So here’s a car which shares the glorious engine….but a car which will never make it to US shores in this form—-that being said, the 2013 Audi A3 which is slated for US shores may end up with an RS3 version with the same glorious engine—so all is not lost!