Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept arrives at Wörthersee Tour 2014

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 by

Based on the S3 Sedan, the A3 clubsport Quattro concept is equipped with a powerful five‑cylinder TFSI engine. In the concept car, the 2,480 cc five‑cylinder produces 525 hp for a specific output of 211.7 hp per liter. With a total weight of 1,527 kilograms, this corresponds to a power-to-weight ratio of 2.9 kilograms/hp. Maximum torque of 600 Nm is available between 2,300 and 6,000 rpm. The A3 clubsport quattro concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h.

Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept front

Extensive modifications make this extreme performance possible. These include a large turbocharger with up to 1.5 bar of relative boost pressure and a modified intercooler. The 1‑2‑4‑5‑3 ignition sequence gives it its own unique rhythm, which in the A3 clubsport quattro concept is reinforced by an intake and exhaust system designed for maximum throughput. The characteristic sound of this TFSI engine is a throaty snarl.

The Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept features a seven‑speed S tronic with a compact three‑shaft layout. Its tall seventh gear reduces fuel consumption, and the final gear ratio has been modified accordingly. A launch control function manages starts with maximum power and controlled wheel slip.

Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept rear

The heart of the quattro all‑wheel drive system is a hydraulically activated, multi‑plate clutch on the rear axle that has been specially designed for the high torque of the powerful five‑cylinder engine. Like the engine management system, its electronic controller is integrated into the Audi drive select driving dynamics system and takes the combination of “fun to drive” and safety to a whole new level.

Its advanced chassis enables the Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept to deliver its tremendous power to the asphalt dynamically and safely. Aluminum components in the front McPherson suspension reduce the weight of the unsprung masses. The four‑link rear suspension can process the longitudinal and transverse forces separately.

Compared to the production Audi S3 Sedan, the body has been lowered 10 millimeters and both the springs and dampers are very taut. All three parameters can be adjusted via the struts of the coil over suspension so that the show car can be perfectly adapted to the task at hand, be it on the road or the race track.

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