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2022 Audi RS 3 Track Review: Drift Kin

CarBuyer Team
14/04/2022
2022 Audi RS 3 Review - CarBuyer Singapore - Sportback drifting

The Audi RS 3 is the driftiest all-wheel drive Audi ever – but does that make it brilliant on track? We test it out in Singapore


2022 Audi RS 3 Sedan/Sportback


PROS
It really drifts
It REALLY drifts!
Dramatic styling and interior
Mega engine sound and power
Still A3 practical

CONS
Awfully close to S$400k with COE
Front end not the sharpest

SINGAPORE — The first thing you need to know about the 2022 Audi RS 3 is there’s not one, but two versions of the car: the five-door hatchback RS 3 Sportback and, if you prefer your cars with four doors, the RS 3 Sedan.


We get a total nooblet and a total non-noob to drive the new RS 3 Sedan on track!

Catch my drift : New approach to hot hatchdom 

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The second thing worth knowing is that Audi rented the Changi Exhibition Centre and its sprawling open grounds so the press could have a go in both, relatively free from the law’s long arm and with the chance for some histrionic heroics, but minus fear of having a prang. When car companies go to that sort of trouble, it’s because they have something special on their hands.

Does the RS 3 qualify? There’s a trick new feature – hint: tail-happiness –  that could only ever be safely exploited on a non-public road, but the car itself looks the part of something special, at least. Vivid colours with names like Python Yellow (on the RS 3 Sportback) and Kyalami Green (on the sedan), named for a former grand prix circuit in Formula One racing, set the tone nicely, along with a front grille and enormous air intakes that in aggressive black There are some wonderfully blistered wheelarches to accommodate widened front and rear tracks, and those are filled nicely by 19-inch wheels in mixed sizes (wider at the front than the rear, as with the first and second RS 3s).

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Incidentally, we’ve covered the finer features of the new RS 3 here and the local launch details including pricing and specs here. 

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You’re greeted by a little light show from the lamps when you unlock the car, which is par for the course with Audi and its fancy matrix-LED tech these days, but what’s waiting for you for you inside is just as enticing: sporty bucket seats up front, flashes of red for the air-con vents, seat belts, upholstery and starter button, a steering wheel wrapped in Dinamica (a suede-like microfibre material) and of course, RS logos galore.

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According to Ju-Len this is the most important bit of the RS 3 bar none

Page 2: Time to take the RS 3 to the track

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