VIDEO: Watch an Audi RS3 Sedan play in the snow

For those who celebrate, it’s Christmas time. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it’s the holiday season and nothing says holidays like snow. And nothing says snow like Quattro Audis sliding around. Which is exactly what you get in this new video from AutoTopNL, where an Audi RS3 Sedan has some fun playing in the snow.

In this video, we see an Ara Crystal Blue Audi RS3 Sedan in about 4-5 inches of snow in an open parking lot. Quattro all-wheel drive Audi? Check. Slipper snow and slush? Check. Open playground? Double check. It’s the perfect recipe for fun.

Said RS3 then starts to do big donuts in the snow and it shows off the control of the new RS3. It’s able to hold almost perfectly circular drifts with no problem at all and seems to do so effortlessly. Many RS-branded Audis get a bad rep for just being fast in a straight line but for having no balance. This new Audi RS3 is a different animal and this video shows off the sort of control it has, even in extremely slippery conditions.

There also aren’t many cars we’d rather have to play with in the snow. The new Audi RS3 packs a 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine that makes 400 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. That engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and, obviously, Quattro all-wheel drive. That helps the RS3 get from 0-60 mph in about 3.7 seconds, which is seriously quick.

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What also helps the Audi RS3 do such nice donuts is that its Quattro all-wheel drive system is actually capable of sending most of its power to the rear wheels, unlike many other Quattro Audis. So its back end can step out and slide around, allowing the car to rotate nicely.

The best part of this video? The growling, barking sound of that turbocharged five-pot. It makes one of the best noises of any engine on the market and it’s always good to hear it screaming away.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.