Going fast isn’t easy. It seems you need either skill, money or even both if you’re lucky.
Like Sheikh Hamad Al Nahyan, who as a Sheikh of the UAE, is a multi-billionaire and owns one of the largest car collections in the world; with over 200 cars including the largest jeep in the world. At over 20 metres tall and 18 metres wide, this Jeep is colossal. He also owns 2 Lamborghini Murcielago SVs which are undoubtedly fast and amazingly beautiful. He like many Sheikhs takes part in racing, but not horses, he races cars.
Yet most people in the world are not billionaire Sheikhs or Racing drivers; so we do not have endless amounts of money and driving skill. So we will not get to go fast very easily. Until now – because last month the Audi RS3 was released to the public .
If you want a reasonably cheap, supercar fast, four-door hatchback, then the Audi definitely does not disappoint. The Audi also delivers when you bury the pedal into the floor, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and is electronically limited to 155mph. This performance would usually be granted by a fire breathing V8 with 1 million bhp, but no, the Audi manages with just 335bhp on its 2.5 litre five cylinder motor. The RS3 has so much low end torque that it can (332lb ft @ 1600-5200 rpm) easily challenge any supercar in a straight line.Also the noise it makes is absolute aural excellency; emitting a high pitched warble that will leave you revving the engine all day just to hear that exhaust note. However that is where the RS3 has its brilliance cut off, because as soon as it arrives at a corner it will just understeer endlessly until you crash into a wall.
The most disappointing thing is the looks, you can’t help but thinking that after the £39,900 you spend on the RS3, you deserve a car that looks a whole heap more special.
You could love this car but because of what Audi has done with its looks you just can’t.