New Audi RS3

New Audi RS3

Looks like the new Audi RS3 is going to be pretty exciting with at least 360bhp, TopGear interviewed head “fast” honcho at Audi…

Heinz Hollerweger is the man in charge of everything fast at Audi, and fittingly, screeches up to meet TopGear.com in a race-livered Audi RS7 with the inscription ‘Holli’ on the side. This man likes fast.

We pick his brains about the new RS3 (current version pictured above, having some fun). It’ll be here by the end of 2015, and will come with an engine that corresponds to the heritage of Audi, Heinz confirms. It won’t be a variation of the bombastic 2.0-litre turbo four-pot doing business in the S3 and Golf R.

“We haven’t finalised the output of the next Audi RS3,” says Heinz Hollerweger, managing director of Quattro GmbH, “but it’ll probably get around 360bhp.”

So at least 360bhp, no hybrid gubbins, four-wheel drive and maybe even a manual ‘box: looking [...]

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