ABT Sportsline is back with a new preparation on an Audi car; in this case an Audi S3 Cabrio. Audi S3 Cabrio, series, uses a motor 2.0 TFSI delivering 310 HP and 400 Nm of torque; i.e., exactly the same drive and performance than the equipped by the Audi S3 Sportback we tested recently.
Within the range A3, S3 convertible is the most passionate version of all. His power is more than enough to advance to virtually any vehicle with great solvency, while when its canvas canopy is folded it does enjoy that more than one ride open. As we’ve seen in our test of the S3 Sportback, it is not a particularly funny car circuit, but it is very fast and efficient.
The ABT Sportsline preparer wanted to go a step further. Audi does not sell a 3 Cabrio RS and neither seem to have too many intentions. Recently we have known the new Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan. ABT has taken a Cabrio S3 and has improved it so much that not we will miss a convertible RS 3. The main dynamic improvements are at hand of a reprogramming of the electronics and a new exhaust, increasing the power to 400 HP, i.e. the same as a 3 RS with its 2.5 engine. The maker has designed another softer “repro” 370 HP.
Some changes such as tires mounted on 18, 19 or 20-inch signed by ABT huge wheels, steps of oversized wheel or logos ABT arrive at eye level . The truth is that cosmetic changes aren’t too notable in this version Audi S3 convertible after passing through the hands of the German maker, but is that has not everyone likes the attention too preferring to go with 400 HP under the right foot well hidden.