Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept

Details on the mystical (and potentially mythical) Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept have just been revealed and its left the internet pining for more. The Clubsport Quattro Concept is built on the S3 sedan platform but leaves it for dead in every aspect.

Audi have replaced the S3’s 2.0 litre TFSI engine with a five-cylinder turbocharged variant generating a whopping 386kw and 600Nm of torque. Audi claim the car will rocket from 0-100 in 3.6 secs, beating every RS model already in production, and will do a top speed of 310km/h!

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Such power and pace requires an equal amount of stopping power and Audi haven’t let us down. The concept features 370mm carbon ceramic brakes on all wheels and a deployable air brake similar to that of the McLaren P1. The air brake, which is electronically actuated and hidden in the boot lid, raises “to nearly vertical in the blink of an eye”, with the company claiming it can reduce stopping distance by 12 metres at 250km/h.

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Cosmetically it hints S3 but has had more work done than Donatella Versace. Instantly noticeable is the concept car’s colossal 21 inch wheels, front grill and exhaust outlets. Airflow efficiency is handled by a front splitter below the grill and a wide three fined carbon fibre-reinforced polymer diffuser. It also features matrix LED headlights, carbon racing seats, a Alcantara roof lining, matte aluminium finish, high-gloss black honeycomb rear insert and a brand new suspension system.

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The car is set to debut on May 28 at an annual Volkswagen Group event in Austria however there’s no confirmation of production as of yet. If they end up building it, and land it in Australia for below $100k we’re going to have a very very very desirable automobile on our hands.

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