The normal version of the Audi RS3 offers 400 HP (294 kW) and 480 Nm – both can be increased significantly by paying a visit to ABT Sportsline. At the maximum "escalation stage" ABT Power R, a whopping 500 HP (368 kW) and 570 Nm are ready to launch. With this power, the sporty notchback can reach up to 186 mph and rockets from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
In addition to the ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit developed in-house, ABT intercooler and a stainless-steel exhaust system specially manufactured by the Bavarian tuner are always on board with ABT Power R. As a "solo player" without the additional hardware, the AEC still offers an impressive 460 HP (338 kW) and 530 Nm. The top speed in this case is 174 mph – the production model is restricted to 155 mph.