Last week, Audi unveiled the fastest hot-hatch on the market: the all-new RS3 Sportback. The second generation of the compact model is set to be unveiled during 2015 NAIAS Detroit, and promises to reach the market a few months later.
The car is capable of doing the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in just 4.3 seconds, so this level of performance, hardly matched even by a supercar, will cost you pretty much. According to European media, the car will have a starting price of 56.600 euro. This is a lot, considering that the more modest S3 Sportback has a price of 40.400 euros. 
The successor to the original RS 3 Sportback makes its debut this month, retaining a heavily reworked 367 hp version of the classic five-cylinder 2.5-litre TFSI engine mated to faster-shifting S-tronic transmission and faster-reacting quattro drive.
Even so, the RS model is capable of returning up to 34.8 mpg, corresponding to CO2 emissions of 189 g/km. A seven-speed S-tronic transmission, which has been reworked to offer even faster shifts, directs the power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.
The quattro system features torque vectoring based on intelligent software. The chassis of the five-door model also sets new standards. Compared with the Audi A3 Sportback, the body sits 25 millimetres lower, and the track of the McPherson front suspension has been widened to 1,559 millimetres (61 inches).