Feature Flicks: Audi Shows Off RS4 Avant and RS Q3

February 21, 2013
Audi RS Q3 Front Three Quarter Snow
One of them is a wagon, the other a compact crossover. One of them is on the track, the other one is flying through the snow. Both are RS-spec Audis, and both are on camera in today’s Feature Flicks.
The first of the two videos shows Audi’s RS4 Avant as it laps the Red Bull Ring in Austria. It’s pretty typical B-roll fare, with plenty of shots of the V-8 wagon accelerating, slowing down, and flying around the track. Listen closely and you can hear the Audi's 4.2-liter V-8 (which makes 450 hp and 317 lb-ft) engine roar.
If natural aspiration isn’t really your thing, and you’d prefer to watch an Audi act like a rally car, we have another video of the new RS Q3 as it races up a snowy mountain pass. And we do mean “races,” because it looks like the RS Q3 competes against a dogsled to see which method of transportation is quicker in the snow. Considering that the RS Q3 has a 2.5-liter turbocharged I-5 engine making 306 hp, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and Quattro all-wheel drive, it’s not all that surprising that four wheels beats four paws.
Take a good, long look at both of these, because neither of the RennSport Audis you see here have been earmarked for the United States market (even though we’ve caught an RS4 Avant on American soil before). Pity.
Source: Audi via YouTube


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