Watch an Audi RS3 Run a Nine-Second Quarter Mile

Evan Williams
by Evan Williams

Audi tuner APR has been pushing the Audi 2.5L five-cylinder to higher and higher power levels. Now they’ve gotten an RS3 to break into the nine-second window in the quarter mile.

It wasn’t just a single go for broke pass, either. The customer car ran eight nine-second passes at the Montgomery Motorsport Park in Montgomery, AL. The quickest was 9.83 seconds at 144.39 mph.

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The car was a 2018 Audi RS3 with an APR ECU and TCU upgrades running E85 gas. It had a TTE 625 upgraded turbo, an upgraded intake and exhaust, and a new intercooler. Using 18-inch 245-width Hoosier Drag Radials and with the extra seats removed, the 600 WHP car hit the fast times.

A version of this story originally appeared on VW Vortex.

Evan Williams
Evan Williams

Evan moved from engineering to automotive journalism 10 years ago (it turns out cars are more interesting than fibreglass pipes), but has been following the auto industry for his entire life. Evan is an award-winning automotive writer and photographer and is the current President of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. You'll find him behind his keyboard, behind the wheel, or complaining that tiny sports cars are too small for his XXXL frame.

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  • Mike Bike Mike Bike on May 07, 2018

    the really cool small sedans are getting closer to the WRC style of AWD and serious horse power... take out all extra weight and lighten whatever ye may and go for it...

  • Bob Bob on May 07, 2018

    This car is wore out after 8 runs not like a mopar witch has dominated the 1/4 for 60 years