/Handsome Hatch: Audi RS3 on HRE Wheels

Handsome Hatch: Audi RS3 on HRE Wheels

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We see so many over the top, ostentatious tuner cars these days that when we come across something effortlessly cool and undeniably classy, we find it pretty refreshing. This silver Audi RS3, equipped by Cartech with a set of high-end HRE wheels, is a case in point.

On the face of it, this Audi RS3 is a boring four-door German hatchback. And it’s silver, which is the least exciting car color ever. But when you park this thing next to, say, a Geiger Mustang, you start to realize there is something about the Audi that the big and flashy Ford can never achieve. We call it prestige.

The classy RS3 features blacked-out grilles and emblems as well as smoked lights which add to the dignified drama of its looks, and of course it has those HRE P104 rims supported by a set of H&R springs up top. These bits are supporting acts for the main event in the RS3, which is a 367 hp turbocharged five-cylinder engine.

Performance-wise, peak torque of 465 Nm (343.0 lb-ft) available from 1,625 rpm enables a sprint to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) from a standing start in 4.3 seconds while 60 to 100 km/h (37.3 to 62.1 mph) in fourth gear takes just 4.1 seconds; it takes just 5.8 seconds to go from 80 to 120 km/h (49.7 to 74.6 mph) in fifth gear, on route to a top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Top speed can be optionally raised to 280 km/h (174.0 mph).

 

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