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    • Just another APR tuned 2.5 TFSI Audi 8V RS3 sedan running 9's on E85 - 9.82@143.60

      It is utterly absurd the new 2.5 TFSI platform is making running 9's seem routine. It goes to show how far cars have come but also just how damn good the platform is. You can count the number of production cars that run 9's on one hand and not even need to use all your fingers.


      This RS3 sedan is far from production spec of course with many upgrades:

      - E85 Fuel
      - Forge Motorsport Intercooler
      - Milltek Sport Downpipe
      - APR Tuned,
      - Integrated Engineering Carbon Intake
      - SRM Hybrid Turbo
      - Spulen - Spul Engineering Dog Bone Insert
      - KW suspensions V3 Coilovers
      - Titan 7 TS-5 wheels
      - Hoosier Racing Tire DR2

      The transmission and motor are still stock.

      The race to see who gets into the 8's first is on.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Just another APR tuned 2.5 TFSI Audi 8V RS3 sedan running 9's on E85 - 9.82@143.60 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 25 Comments
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        I really really want one Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Payam@BMS Click here to enlarge
        I really really want one Click here to enlarge
        Ask Terry for a raise.
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Ask Terry for a raise.
        It's not about that really, I just have too many cars at the moment.

        09 135, Racecar
        07 335, Daily Racecar
        15 M4, Weekend
        14 M5, Weekend
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Payam@BMS Click here to enlarge
        It's not about that really, I just have too many cars at the moment.

        09 135, Racecar
        07 335, Daily Racecar
        15 M4, Weekend
        14 M5, Weekend
        No such thing as too many cars.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Payam@BMS Click here to enlarge
        It's not about that really, I just have too many cars at the moment.

        09 135, Racecar
        07 335, Daily Racecar
        15 M4, Weekend
        14 M5, Weekend
        You need some variety in your life.
      1. 135idct's Avatar
        135idct -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Payam@BMS Click here to enlarge
        It's not about that really, I just have too many cars at the moment.

        09 135, Racecar
        07 335, Daily Racecar
        15 M4, Weekend
        14 M5, Weekend
        all the same RWD= wheel spin
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        I agree, before the M4 and M5 I was looking for an R8V10 to TT. I don't have deep pockets like that though, so I'll wait for when the time is right.

        The RS3/TTRS is really sick I think if I poke at Terry enough he will drop the S4 and hop into one of those.
      1. quicktime's Avatar
        quicktime -
        I wonder why we haven't seen many TT RS with the same mods. The TT RS being 300lbs lighter you would think these companies would be modding them first. I would love to see what the new TT RS can do with the same mods. I bet we would see trap speed over 145mph.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quicktime Click here to enlarge
        I wonder why we haven't seen many TT RS with the same mods. The TT RS being 300lbs lighter you would think these companies would be modding them first. I would love to see what the new TT RS can do with the same mods. I bet we would see trap speed over 145mph.
        Likely just because the RS3 is a sedan and the TT-RS is small so the RS3 can serve as one car for most whereas the TT-RS would be more of a toy.

        The TT-RS is the better choice for performance. I think it may also be a little bit more expensive.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Likely just because the RS3 is a sedan and the TT-RS is small so the RS3 can serve as one car for most whereas the TT-RS would be more of a toy.

        The TT-RS is the better choice for performance. I think it may also be a little bit more expensive.
        Sounds like people are getting some nice discounts to MSRP, but the tt RS is $70k MSRP car with an option or two. That's a bit too steep on the ask, imo, where as the rs3 is a bargain in the mid 50 range.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        Sounds like people are getting some nice discounts to MSRP, but the tt RS is $70k MSRP car with an option or two. That's a bit too steep on the ask, imo, where as the rs3 is a bargain in the mid 50 range.
        That makes sense right here, the cost.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        https://www.caranddriver.com/news/au...ming-to-the-us

        Might have just figured out what the macan will be traded in for...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        https://www.caranddriver.com/news/au...ming-to-the-us

        Might have just figured out what the macan will be traded in for...
        If only it could tow... but that thing will run circles around the Macan.
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        I might just have to trade my 135i for one of these.
      1. spool twice's Avatar
        spool twice -
        a few of these are now creeping into the 50-53k range now so it becomes an absolute bargain. These cars drive damn good, better than good actually. If you drive a regular A3 or a TT, be prepared to be impressed because these RS model's feel sucked to the ground and immensely stable to where you wonder if its even based on the same car. The Magna-ride makes the ride firm, but resilient at the same time so it's a great daily.

        Only thing I don't like about the RS3 is that the interior doesn't reflect a mid/upper 50's - upper 60's car, too many hard surfaces, and it lacks power seats, memory seats, and even basics such as homelink.

        On the TT-RS, the interior quality is substantially better, more soft-touch surfaces (lower dash and the entire door panel for example), however it still lacks memory seats and alot of the usual drivers aid that comes standard on a Toyota Corolla such as radar guided cruise control, lane monitoring, rear cross-traffic. These things may not matter, but if you live in the city and you need to back out of a rather blind garage, the rear cross traffic is an accident saver.

        Once the TT-RS drops into the 50k range (which it should next year), I can justify the purchase. What a great time to be in where you can drop 10k into this car and run 9's, or just do bolt-ons/E85 and run as low as 10.3, that's just unreal.
      1. SJ_1989's Avatar
        SJ_1989 -
        This is impressive!

        *rocking back and forth* I do not regret my 335 build I do not regret my 335 build.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        TTE has released an even larger hybrid (TTE 700). Should be interesting to see how much faster these will get on the stock frame.
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        TTE has released an even larger hybrid (TTE 700). Should be interesting to see how much faster these will get on the stock frame.
        SRM has already made 700AWHP with their hybrid turbo. 9's @140+
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Payam@BMS Click here to enlarge
        SRM has already made 700AWHP with their hybrid turbo. 9's @140+
        I didn't realize they are making 700+whp. I just assumed this newer hybrid would be bigger/better.
      1. Stockguru's Avatar
        Stockguru -
        That's a rumor. No dyno graph has been posted.

        Keith trapped 144 with the TTE625 and that was with roughly ~620 WHP. Since then, all of the SRM hybrid cars have trapped in the 143-144 range (Eurocode, Keith and USP). It would therefore stand to reason that SRM is making somewhere around 620whp too, at least during those 1/4 mile passes.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Payam@BMS Click here to enlarge
        SRM has already made 700AWHP with their hybrid turbo. 9's @140+