Judging by the new Audi A3 Sportback, sportier variants are going to be good looking cars. The standard A3 is already a sporty looking hatch and a great basis on which to build sportier versions. Which is why we’re so excited to see the upcoming Audi RS3 Sportback which, if it looks anything like this new render from X-Tomi, will look damn good. (We don’t own the render but you can see it here)
In this new render, we see what the upcoming RS3 Sportback might look like, using the current A3 Sportback as its base. What’s interesting is that it’s barely any different from the standard A3 and yet it looks so much more aggressive. The wheel arches are the same, the hood creases are the same and the side mirrors are the same.
The only major differences between the Audi RS3 Sportback render and the real-life A3 are the larger, more aggressive front air intakes and the larger wheels. Though, despite those minimal changes, they make a big impact and the RS3 render looks much angrier because of them.
Ironically, this is likely exactly what the next-gen RS3 will look like. Audi Sport doesn’t typically employ the boldest of automotive designs, rather it tends to stick with a more conservative approach. This render proves that the RS3 doesn’t need much to look properly angry, though, so that could work in favor of the traditionally reserved brand.
That being said, we do hope Audi Sport takes a bit more liberty with its design of the Audi RS3 Sportback, much in the same way it did with the RS6 Avant. Almost the entire RS6 is different than the standard A6 on which it’s based, which is a huge part of why it looks so good and is almost universally loved by car enthusiasts. Hopefully, the RS6 is setting the trend for Audi Sport to create bolder, more exciting designs.
Thankfully, the regular A3 proves that, even if Audi Sport goes back to its more typically reserved design language, the RS3 Sportback is going to look good no matter what.