As a versatile hot hatch, the Audi RS3 has always been close to the top of the podium. If you want a quick, luxurious and secure all-weather machine that offers decent levels of practicality and reasonable running costs, it’s hard to ignore Ingolstadt’s junior performance car. But we’ve always struggled to gel with the five-pot … [Read more…]
WITH TWO EXTRA doors and a more practical boot than the A5 Coupe, the current A5 Sportback has been a real hit with buyers. So it’s no surprise that the second-generation model is an evolution of the original with a few key improvements. Chief among them are new mechanical underpinnings that make the Sportback longer, … [Read more…]
Standing in one of the pit garages at Jarama Circuit, near Madrid —location for the launch of the newTT RS — there is a display of various engine parts for the latest Audi five-cylinder engine, demonstrating just how the company has cut 26kg from the unit’s weight (it saved 18kg with a new, aluminium crankcase).
ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED and forty-eight pounds. That’ s the difference in price in the UK between the brand new TT RS and an eight-year-old Ice Silver R8 – the new car being the more expensive. It was a figure tempting enough to send the entire evo editorial team into a fit of finance calculations … [Read more…]