The Audi RS3 is one of the most influential and important hot hatches ever. And the latest incarnation or RS3 lineage features the most powerful hot hatch engine the world has ever seen. In fact, it is the best accelerating hot hatch on the market.
With 400 HP, a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine and a 4.1 second 0 to 60 mph time, the RS3 is a land rocket capable of beating many expensive sports cars. Yet, it still is docile enough to drive down to the grocery shop or transport the family. This car just shows how far the hot hatch class has come in the last 50 years.
It has evolved from the humble Mini Cooper with 55 HP to the eight times more powerful Audi with intelligent all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. And the RS3 symbolizes the philosophy behind the modern upper echelon hot hatches. They must have all-wheel drive, a dual-clutch transmission, a turbo engine and unbelievable acceleration times.