Paris Salon 2016 has started strong for Audi, which will introduce the Q5, 2017 and the RS3 Sedan. The surprise was more when just after it appeared the Audi RS3 LMS, a version of racing that take as a basis precisely because of the newly introduced Sedan. While the top step is occupied by the Audi R8 LMS which is running in the WEC and DTM, this new model will to compete in the TCR against rivals like the SEAT Leon, Opel Astra or Volkswagen Golf.
If the appearance of the Audi RS3 Sedan already looked spectacular, this pattern of circuit will be much more end. Receives a body kit with wider (up to 1.95 m which allows the competition) and black and red colors that give it a sinister aspect. In the front will highlight your prominent front splitter, while at the back are the huge rear spoiler fixed and the exhaust outlet central.
Under the hood of the Audi RS3 LMS you will find a motor 2.0 turbo four-cylinder, which is mandatory for all participants in the TCR. This way will leave to one side the 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder engine and 400 HP, which assembles the serial. The competition will have a power 330 HP, but thanks to its reduced weight 1,285 kg, it achieves good performance. Accelerates 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and has a tip of 240 km/h, being somewhat slower than the RS3 Sedan.
benefit of safety equipment that includes the roll cage or seat-of-competition. During the season 2017 we will see the Audi RS3 LMS up to 10 races of TCR, although it is expected that this number will increase. The delivery of this careers-customer will be at the end of this year and will have a price of 129.000 euros with sequential shift, or 99.000 euro with manual transmission.
Source – Audi