Precision driver Mauro Calo took the Audi RS3 Sportback for a quick spin on the Anglesey track in UK. Known for performing one of the longest drifts ever, Calo drives the all-wheel drive hot hatchback while on the passenger seat is actually the car’s designer Stephan Fahr-Becke who seems to be very excited whenever the car starts to go sideways.
Currently the most powerful compact hatchback in the world, the Audi RS3 Sportback is now on sale across Europe and is expected to make the trip to United States before the end of the year, but most likely the US-spec model will take the shape of a sedan. Regardless of its body style, it will retain the same iconic 5-cylinder 2.5-liter turbo engine with 367 PS (250 kW) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) which enables the hatch to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) journey in 4.3 seconds before topping out at 174 mph (280 km/h).
It should be mentioned the Audi RS3 Sportback will soon lose its power crown as the upcoming facelift for the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG will probably bring 381 PS for the standard model and as much as 400 PS for a hotter A45 AMG S. We will know this for sure later this week when Daimler’s potent hatchback will debut at Goodwood.