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Audi may decide to produce a high performance ‘RS’ version of the Q3 complete with a 300-hp version of the same engine found in the TT RS.
The engine has the potential to crank out 503-hp when pushed to the limit but expect it to be more tame for the compact crossover. Suspension modifications as well as a bodykit and custom interior pieces are expected to accompany to high output engine. Sources through Auto Motor and Sport have revealed that the Q3 Rs is coming, at least in Europe but we should keep out fingers crossed. If the crossover does go into production, expect to see it in the fall of 2012.
[Source: Motor Authority]
Audi’s craziest TT, the TT-RS will officially make it to the United States after an online campaign by Audi convinced the automaker to bring the 360-horsepower sports coupe to America.
Audi executives were initially skeptical of the sales potential of the TT-RS, but planned a limited run of just 250 cars for the Canadian market, where a strong economy and higher vehicle prices would allow Audi to turn a profit on the car. A subsequent petition by Audi showed 11,500 handraisers, as well as a series of positive reviews from American media led the company to go ahead with sales in both markets.
So far, we only know that the only TT-RS available will be the coupe variant, with specifications and pricing still under consideration. We look forward to the arrival of the TT-RS, and the chance to sample a 5-cylinder turbocharged Audi yet again. On the other hand, they will be pricey, and the number of potential buyers is likely a fraction of the 11,500 petition signers.