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    1. Audi RS 3 Configurator Added to German Market Audi.de Website



      The Audi RS 3 may have been revealed several weeks ago but the brand's home market consumer website hadn't taken the RS 3 section of its build-your-own configurator live with the reveal. At the time we suspect there were plenty of potential RS 3 buyers and A3 owners from RS 3 challenged markets with OE+ parts upgrades dancing in their heads who wanted to know more details about the car.

      Well wait no more. We've just ...
    2. More Audi RS 3 Photos, Content plus Interesting New Color-Match Wheels for Black Optics Package



      With the first images and details about the new RS 3 Sportback dropped on news outlets this morning, we headed on over to Audi's German market website to see if we could build our own virtual RS 3 in the configurator. Alas, the latest RS car hasn't yet been added to the German site's build-your-own section but that hasn't stopped Audi AG from rolling out a whole second set of ...
    3. Supposed Audi RS 3 Details Surface from British Dealership Source Including Word of Paris Debut



      We're not sure what to make of this latest bit of intel we've come across from GermanCarBlog said to have come from a London-based dealership source. We've created the render above to go along with this story, adding known RS design cues as seen on production cars or RS 3 test mules in order to help readers envision the final product.

      Here's a quick rundown of intel from GCB.

      *Set for Paris debut ...
    4. Audi RS 3 Spy Photos Round 2: On Road and Nearly Production Spec



      Remember that Audi RS 3 test mule that popped up yesterday? You know... the black one with pretty much production spec appearance and Volkswagen Golf R wheels. That car has popped up again and this time AutoWeek.nl has run even more photos showing it from several angles.

      Along with links to the photos we've also been told that some of the internet buzz about the car on other website suggests this car may be ...
    5. Audi RS 3 Test Mule: Best Spy Photos Yet



      We've just found one of the best photo sets to date of the upcoming Audi RS 3 super hot hatch. Presumably the car will use the same 350-hp 5-cylinder drivetrain of the TT RS but in the more utility-minded 5-door A3 Sportback chassis. These shots reveal a black example running pretty much production trim. Note the TT RS style chin spoiler. ...
    6. More Spy Photos of Production Audi RS 3 Reveal Odd New Mechanical Roof Spoiler?



      We've just finished making our post about the RS 3 and now found another set of photos on the same CarSpyShots.com website. This groups of shots show an impressively large rear spoiler seemingly angled the wrong way to create drag. CarSpyShots has two theories that the piece is either one very different mechanical spoiler design or a piece that is about to fall off.

      Frankly, it ...
    7. Near-Production Audi RS 3 Mule Testing at Nurburgring Undisguised



      The Audi A3 chassis may be entering its final stages of production ahead of a switch to MQB but that's not stopping Audi from going full on with an RS 3 version of the car. We've seen modified S3-bodied mules believed to be RS 3 test cars running at the ring before but the latest shots like the one above from CarSpyPhotos.com show a car a lot closer to production trim.

      The most noticeable ...