Audi Builds A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept in New Video

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Audi is offering an even closer look at the A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept in a new series of videos.

The German automaker has officially debuted the sedan at the 2014 Worthersee Tour, and with it, a collection of images and a pair of videos. Essentially previewing the upcoming Audi RS3, the A3 Clubsport Quattro concept is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine churning an impressive 525 hp and 442.5 lb-ft of torque. The powerplant is paired to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and the company’s quattro all-wheel drive system.

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What the videos show off that isn’t obvious in the photos is the concept’s huge air brake that is electrohydraulic actuated and works while the vehicle is on the road. According to the German automaker, the air brake “reduces the stopping distance by around twelve meters (39.4 feet),” at a speed of 155 mph. Though in concept form the A3 Clubsport Quattro is capable of topping out at 193 mph and accelerates to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds, the production RS3 will likely be toned down.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • JP JP on Jun 04, 2014

    Looks brilliant. I want so badly. Any news on possible release and likely UK price?