as the name suggests, the Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept is a concept, but unlike most concepts that were unveiled in auto show, this one is based on the S3 sedan. this means fans will probably see a road-going version in due course, but as to model, your guess is as good as ours (a RS3, perhaps? we really don’t know). instead of a ‘tamer’ 2.0-liter item found on the S3, the A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept packs a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder TFSI engine, producing a beastly 525 horses and turning out 600 Nm of torque (443 lb-ft), paired to a seven-speed S-tronic gearbox that hauls this 1,527 kg (3,366 lbs) beauty from standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.6 seconds and finally topping out at 192 mph (about 309 km/h). the German automaker has devoted extensive tweaks to the five-cylinder engine, including upsizing the turbocharger unit with up to 1.5 bar of relative boost pressure, as well as a modified intercooler.
other noteworthy features include a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer hood, taller seventh gear to reduce fuel consumption, a modified final gear ratio, manual control via paddle shifter or shift lever, launch control function to manage start with maximum power and controlled wheel spin, hydraulically activated multi-plate clutch on rear axle to cope with high torque, lowered ride height with adjustable suspension, carbon fiber ceramic brakes, an integrated air brake to aid in stopping at high speed, plus functional visual treatment such as bold aero kit, round fuel cover, compact side mirrors, CFRP side sill trims, concealed tailpipes, and massive 21-inch wheels, shod in 275/25 R21 tires. the Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept will be making its way to the Wörthersee Meeting in Reifnitz, Germany, happening from May 28-31, 2014.