RE: 2021 Audi RS3 officially unveiled

RE: 2021 Audi RS3 officially unveiled

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SidewaysSi

9,523 posts

203 months

Tuesday 20th July
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EV4me said:
Well done Audi, but its a little late, this is a fossil fuel guzzler, why owhy, this should be an electric car, no good filling up our scrap yards in 5-10 years with these ICE models when you could have roads and Autobahns filled with these beauties run by electric, and Audi could be servicing and repairing these Electric cars. Instead you will be having Shelves full of spares for ICE cars, where are the economics in that Audi?
Everyone knows EVs are ste so they are putting off transitioning. They have enough "trons" for those that worry about such things.

wab172uk

1,968 posts

196 months

Tuesday 20th July
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EV4me said:
Well done Audi, but its a little late, this is a fossil fuel guzzler, why owhy, this should be an electric car, no good filling up our scrap yards in 5-10 years with these ICE models when you could have roads and Autobahns filled with these beauties run by electric, and Audi could be servicing and repairing these Electric cars. Instead you will be having Shelves full of spares for ICE cars, where are the economics in that Audi?
roflroflrofl

Demonix

163 posts

181 months

Tuesday 20th July
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Does Audi have a surplus of the black honeycomb plastic? as the designer seems to have plastered the stuff allover the front and back of the RS3, should have just used it for the grill, not the front vents or the area above the diffuser as it looks crap! Love the 🐸 green though.

Ron240

1,202 posts

88 months

Tuesday 20th July
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EV4me said:
Well done Audi, but its a little late, this is a fossil fuel guzzler, why owhy, this should be an electric car, no good filling up our scrap yards in 5-10 years with these ICE models when you could have roads and Autobahns filled with these beauties run by electric, and Audi could be servicing and repairing these Electric cars. Instead you will be having Shelves full of spares for ICE cars, where are the economics in that Audi?
Your username and the car you currently own makes me wonder why you are even bothering to look at this thread?
It obviously does not interest you in the slightest so is your intention purely to antagonise?

VR6 Eug

241 posts

168 months

Tuesday 20th July
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To be honest all RS3 look like any another sport line A3 from 10 paces, completely invisible in a crowd....there's 3 of them where I work and they just blend in to the background unnoticed but this saloon one looks actually good.

Thornaby

592 posts

38 months

Tuesday 20th July
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VR6 Eug said:
To be honest all RS3 look like any another sport line A3 from 10 paces, completely invisible in a crowd....there's 3 of them where I work and they just blend in to the background unnoticed but this saloon one looks actually good.
Wasn’t that always the point with the RS cars? Subtle enough so that those who don’t know thinks it’s a standard car?

fantheman80

443 posts

18 months

Tuesday 20th July
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EV4me said:
Well done Audi, but its a little late, this is a fossil fuel guzzler, why owhy, this should be an electric car, no good filling up our scrap yards in 5-10 years with these ICE models when you could have roads and Autobahns filled with these beauties run by electric, and Audi could be servicing and repairing these Electric cars. Instead you will be having Shelves full of spares for ICE cars, where are the economics in that Audi?
Oh do feck off. Can’t wait for your third post, I bet I can guess the general message

MrGTI6

2,203 posts

99 months

Tuesday 20th July
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EV4me said:
this should be an electric car
I'd rather it was diesel.

British Beef

1,532 posts

134 months

Tuesday 20th July
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wab172uk said:
Might look better in the flesh, and in better colours. But on first impressions, I'm not keen.

Like all A3's, the interior is awful.

Such a shame Audi's styling has gone down this route. More so the interiors.

Think I'd rather pay a bit more, buy an A45 S without the styling pack.
I would rather pay a lot less and get a Yaris GR.......which I did.

Dont care about badge or interior plastics, just fun of driving.....I suspect im in minority so I suspect these RS3s will massively outsell the yaris GR

Northernboy

12,020 posts

226 months

Tuesday 20th July
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British Beef said:
I would rather pay a lot less and get a Yaris GR.......which I did.

Dont care about badge or interior plastics, just fun of driving.....I suspect im in minority so I suspect these RS3s will massively outsell the yaris GR
I like both. I’ve an order in for a Yaris, and although I doubt I’ll buy an RS3 it makes me think if my B7 RS4 which is maybe the nicest car I’ve ever had.

aaron_2000

4,704 posts

52 months

Tuesday 20th July
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EV4me said:
Well done Audi, but its a little late, this is a fossil fuel guzzler, why owhy, this should be an electric car, no good filling up our scrap yards in 5-10 years with these ICE models when you could have roads and Autobahns filled with these beauties run by electric, and Audi could be servicing and repairing these Electric cars. Instead you will be having Shelves full of spares for ICE cars, where are the economics in that Audi?
Do you really think it's a great reflection on EV's that people like you spend their Tuesday evenings trolling car forums? Some of us like our hot hatches to be cleaner to manufacture than you do, thankfully Audi seem to as well.

Northernboy

12,020 posts

226 months

Tuesday 20th July
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EV4me said:
Well done Audi, but its a little late, this is a fossil fuel guzzler, why owhy, this should be an electric car, no good filling up our scrap yards in 5-10 years with these ICE models when you could have roads and Autobahns filled with these beauties run by electric, and Audi could be servicing and repairing these Electric cars. Instead you will be having Shelves full of spares for ICE cars, where are the economics in that Audi?
I see that you’re one of those massive hypocrites that whines about others having a car that you disapprove of while having two yourself.

DidesCharlie

23 posts

16 months

Tuesday 20th July
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Hi. Where can i exploit this level of performance on the road? Asking for a friend.

Ron240

1,202 posts

88 months

Tuesday 20th July
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DidesCharlie said:
Hi. Where can i exploit this level of performance on the road? Asking for a friend.
Acceleration can be used to its maximum pretty much anywhere, up to a point of course.
Top speed is as i said earlier irrelevant.
The RS3 is limited to 155mph but you can pay extra to increase it to 180mph.

fantheman80

443 posts

18 months

Tuesday 20th July
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Ron240 said:
DidesCharlie said:
Hi. Where can i exploit this level of performance on the road? Asking for a friend.
Acceleration can be used to its maximum pretty much anywhere, up to a point of course.
Top speed is as i said earlier irrelevant.
The RS3 is limited to 155mph but you can pay extra to increase it to 180mph.
Yeah I never get this argument of not being able to use the performance. You can use all of the torque and power loads of places on the public road where well sighted and safe to do so up to legal speeds. Granted it’s over quick but you do it all again after the next roundabout.

pacdes

199 posts

130 months

Tuesday 20th July
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Looks like a domestic appliance. More shiny plastic than you would find in a dishwasher.

CDP

7,012 posts

223 months

Tuesday 20th July
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EV4me said:
Well done Audi, but its a little late, this is a fossil fuel guzzler, why owhy, this should be an electric car, no good filling up our scrap yards in 5-10 years with these ICE models when you could have roads and Autobahns filled with these beauties run by electric, and Audi could be servicing and repairing these Electric cars. Instead you will be having Shelves full of spares for ICE cars, where are the economics in that Audi?
I think it will easily manage 15, probably more as a classic. It’s a bit ornate for my taste but plenty will lust after peak petrol.

Escort Si-130

2,777 posts

149 months

Tuesday 20th July
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EV4me said:
Well done Audi, but its a little late, this is a fossil fuel guzzler, why owhy, this should be an electric car, no good filling up our scrap yards in 5-10 years with these ICE models when you could have roads and Autobahns filled with these beauties run by electric, and Audi could be servicing and repairing these Electric cars. Instead you will be having Shelves full of spares for ICE cars, where are the economics in that Audi?
What a load of BS. Why would scrap yards be filling up. Not because in 1-15 years standard car engines would be banned from being on sale, does not mean there would not be a market for non electric cars.

Escort Si-130

2,777 posts

149 months

Tuesday 20th July
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Ron240 said:
EV4me said:
Well done Audi, but its a little late, this is a fossil fuel guzzler, why owhy, this should be an electric car, no good filling up our scrap yards in 5-10 years with these ICE models when you could have roads and Autobahns filled with these beauties run by electric, and Audi could be servicing and repairing these Electric cars. Instead you will be having Shelves full of spares for ICE cars, where are the economics in that Audi?
Your username and the car you currently own makes me wonder why you are even bothering to look at this thread?
It obviously does not interest you in the slightest so is your intention purely to antagonise?
Maybe he needs to find generator heads instead

Murph7355

29,919 posts

225 months

Tuesday 20th July
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CDP said:
EV4me said:
Well done Audi, but its a little late, this is a fossil fuel guzzler, why owhy, this should be an electric car, no good filling up our scrap yards in 5-10 years with these ICE models when you could have roads and Autobahns filled with these beauties run by electric, and Audi could be servicing and repairing these Electric cars. Instead you will be having Shelves full of spares for ICE cars, where are the economics in that Audi?
I think it will easily manage 15, probably more as a classic. It’s a bit ornate for my taste but plenty will lust after peak petrol.
EV4me is taking some stick here...but I think he's right.

Is this new RS3 really "peak petrol"? Not in my mind it isn't.

It looks OK inside and out, but maybe a bit too gauche.

I have an old B7 RS4 and I've been toying with replacing it...if I was going to do that with a petrol car it would need to be truly "peak petrol". And no matter how powerful a 5cyl might be, nor the notional historic links to Audi's past, I'm really not sure it could replace what I have.

This RS3 looks like a bit of an evolution of a line of cars whose writing has been on the wall for some time, rather than a two fingered final salute to show all that was good and great about a tank full of super unleaded.