An enduring legacy of race car success brought to the road in our iconic Audi Sport range. From the first RS model, the RS 2, which hit the roads in 1999, to the latest RS range, Audi's motorsport excellence has played a pivotal role in developing technologies for the road. The RS name stands for pushing boundaries to achieve enhanced sports performance and efficiency.
The Audi Sport models are brought to the road through a combination of advanced engineering and skilled craftsmanship. The ‘top-tier' RS trim level marries together motorsport elements to create aerodynamically optimised vehicles with low centre of gravity, high performing engines and the most advanced technologies, from quattro all-wheel drive to the driver-focused Audi Virtual Cockpit.
A visual language of recognisable character and dominant charisma unifies the Audi Sport models. Signature RS design cues and genetics are seen in the exterior lines, iconic honeycomb grille, oval exhaust pipes and flared wheel arches – all variably echoed across the range. Individual teams develop multiple designs which are crafted in clay before later being iterated and finessed through computer aided design (CAD).
RS innovation extends to your controls. Every interaction can happen in one place with the driver-focused, flat-bottomed, multi-functional steering wheel. From engine start-up, drive dynamics and gear changes, to the practicality of MMI Satellite Navigation.
The ultra modern, premium quality look and feel of RS is prominent in the Super Sport Seats, which feature a stitched honeycomb quilted design and embossed RS logo, with driver’s side memory function and optimum comfort and support.
The Audi Virtual Cockpit allows you to be in full control of your R8, as well as the world outside it. Have on-demand information, navigation and communication services directly in front of you. A Sport mode with a rev counter, gear selection and lap timer creates an authentic racing experience.
quattro is our renowned all-wheel drive technology. Developed through Audi motorsport engineering, quattro is a cornerstone of our philosophy. Today it brings safety, sportiness and performance to everyday driving.
Since the debut of the Audi quattro in 1980, we've sold more than five million cars with permanent all-wheel drive. And now quattro is available across the entire Audi range.
RS 3 Sportback
Fitted with the world’s most powerful five-cylinder production engine, the new RS 3 Sportback delivers an impressive 400PS. It is 26 kg lighter than its predecessor and with a maximum torque of 480 Nm it can spring from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 4.1 seconds.
The undeniable power of the RS 3 Sportback is reflected throughout the exterior, from the striking singleframe honeycomb grille at the front to the large oval tailpipes at the rear. The Audi Virtual Cockpit features a special RS screen complete with a boost pressure indicator and lap timer. This RS model truly embodies everyday sports car driving.
RS 3 Saloon