A Review Of An Audi RS3 That Is Faster Than An R8
Updated: Mar 17, 2021
Here's a review we never planned for, but like the others, it turned out to be a great time. When we saw the Instagram story by Cameron, the owner of this magnificent Nardo Grey 2019 Audi RS3, we knew that a review had to happen. The story asked if anyone wanted to meet up and go for a drive. This was a perfect opportunity to get out in the not-so-great weather of Western New York and review a very fast, good looking car. Boy did it turn out to be great, here's how it played out.
After responding to Cameron's poll on Instagram, he and I talked about his car over Instagram's Direct Message feature, sending videos, exchanging times and dates, we wanted to make it happen. After two days of trying to figure out weather (As our readers know, all of our reviews have been in terrible weather) and times, it was finally Sunday, the day of the meetup, and the weather was truly awful. High-speed gusts of wind were flying through Western New York and dark rain clouds followed. Looking out on the messy streets and fallen trees, we thought this review was bound to be canceled. I messaged Cameron, and after waiting to hear from him if anyone else would show up, he gave me his address, and we just went, not caring if other people came out to the meet. After a few minutes of searching for his house, we found it and got out to meet Cameron.
Cameron is everything you'd hope a car guy to be, working to inspire the youth, showing off his car and making it as fast it will go. Enough about that, let's talk about the RS3.
- Iroz Motorsport Catless Downpipe
- Iroz Motorsport Catless Midpipes
- Iroz Motorsport Intercooler
- APR 4” Turbo Inlet Pipe
- APR Carbon Fiber Intake System
- Unitronic Stage 2 ECU and TCU Software Tune
- Unitronic 93 Octane Tune
- NGK Racing R7437-9 Spark Plugs
- LEYO Motorsport Paddle Shifter Extension Set
- 554 horsepower and 527 lb-ft of torque, over 150 more horsepower and 173 more lb-ft than stock. 0-60 in 2.88 seconds.
Super Fast Car News: What kicked off your love for cars?
Cameron: It was partly the Fast and The Furious movie series, but it was really riding my grandpa's tractor at 3 years old down his driveway as fast as it would go. 8 mph would feel like 30 because it had no suspension on his dirt driveway.
As mentioned before, this was supposed to be a meet, but we didn't think anyone would show up. They did. Joey, AJ, and Ryan, all part of the car club Team Concept brought their cars out. Joey with his Jetta, AJ came with an A4, and Ryan with his WRX. It was a very cold day, but we all huddled around the engine bay of the RS3 and appreciated that masterpiece of an engine, the 2.5-liter single twin-scroll turbo 5 cylinder beast. We talked about our experience in cars, the things they'd done to them and joked about how loud they all were. Talk about a fun day. There were plenty of pops and bangs coming out from the RS3 as we drove along. 5,000 rpm is where this car makes all its noise, floor it up to 5k, let off, and feather the throttle on your way back down. Trust me, you'll enjoy it.
"Every time I start it up, I feel like I'm 10 again"
This turned out being a great review and a great meet as well. The RS3 was easily one of if not the fastest car I've been in, and if it's not that then it's the loudest. Cameron, like both Chris and Jay, had his lesson for me, and it was a good one, I promise.