|Audi S3 '02|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||1.8-liter 20v inline-4|
|Max Power||224 PS|
|Performance Points||406 PP|
|Max Torque||28.57 kgf.m|
|Weight||1,420 kilograms (3,100 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||6.34 kg (14.0 lb) per horsepower|
"An A3-based sports model in which you can enjoy dynamic driving performance."
Created as the sporty version of Audi's popular A3 hatchback, the S3 extended Audi's range of its sporty "S" series to the compact-vehicle class. Because it shared the same platform of Volkswagen's sporty Golf GTI, the S3's handling character was already ensured when it made its debut in 1999.
It was what Audi put under the hood that intrigued many. Under the hood was a transversely-mounted 1.8-liter DOHC inline-4 which is intercooled and twin turbocharged. The output of this powerplant was daunting, with 221 HP and 206.6 lb-ft of torque peaking at a low 2200 rpm. It came mated only to a 6-speed manual gearbox that transferred power to all four tires via Audi's excellent quattro all-wheel-drive system.
The combination of the engine and chassis was flawless as the S3 ripped through straight sections of road like a hot rod, and cornered like a sports car on the twisty stuff. Ride quality was surprisingly smooth for such a small car. Its main characteristic was its quick reflexes, borne from the car's low curb weight of 1420 kg.
Audi designers kept the car's visual enhancements to a minimum, retaining the A3's stately overall appearance, with only subtle hints that it was not your typical A3. But it was when the car was on the road that people really noticed the prowess of Audi's version of the hot hatchback.
This car can be purchased for 41,070 Credits. It is a simplified car.
As a Standard car, the Audi S3 '02 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 49,310 Credits. It is a Level 1 car.
This car can be purchased for 41,070 Credits.
This car can be bought at the Audi New Cars Dealership for 41,070 Credits.
- ↑ Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
- ↑ Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
- ↑ Four-Wheel Drive
- ↑ An unnecessary "the" is placed between "of" and "Volkswagen's" in the game
- ↑ Misattributed as "1993" in the game
- ↑ Every reference to the lb-ft measurement in this game is misordered as "ft-lb"
- ↑ Miswritten as "leaking" in the game
- ↑ Unnecessary Capitalization of "quattro" in the game
- ↑ Miswritten as "born" in the game