This is a fast Audi, and it is called the RS3 Nardo edition. Judging by how popular these things are, merely whispering ‘Fast Audi’ will do the trick.
So, Audi. Is fast. This special Nardo edition is even faster than the normally-very-fast RS3, because it gets the speed limiter removed. As such, here’s a small sedan that’d quite happily do 280kph. Possibly more, because even that 280kph is still electronically limited.
‘Fast’ comes via the medium of Audi’s always-excellent 2.5-liter turbo five-cylinder engine, mated to a super-sharp seven-speed gearbox and 4WD. It produces 394hp and 479Nm of torque, and is capable of accelerating you and your slack-jawed small family to 100kph in probably under 4sec. We say ‘probably under,’ because Audi quotes 4.1sec, and Audi is conservative with its sprint times.
It also comes with “standard RS fixed sport suspension,” said to make it more agile and able around a good corner. Or a bad corner. Just corners, basically. Bear in mind that the ride on an RS3 has never been forgiving in the first place.
This RS3, as you can see, is finished in special Nardo gray paintwork and equipped with some black trim, red brake calipers, a black rear lip spoiler, and other external items decorated in gloss black. All very schporty and definitely not aggressive. At all.
Available in the States, the RS3 Nardo will be limited to a run of 200 units, each starting at $59,900 (P3.03 million). We suspect by the time you’d read ‘Fast Audi’ up top, they’d probably all been accounted for.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.