One of the cars we’ve been most excited to see is the Audi S3. The previous-generation car was good but it needed a bit more driving engagement, fun and performance to truly compete with the rest of the segment. This new car, with its all-new chassis, tech and styling seemed to be quite promising when it first debuted. Now that it’s available to actually drive, though, is it as good as we’d hoped? Find out in this new video from Carwow.
The performance is certainly there, that’s for sure. Carwow’s Mat Watson record a 4.4 seconds 0-60 mph time and a sub-14 second quarter-mile time. Not bad for a four-cylinder hot hatch with just 310 horsepower and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.
It’s also surprisingly quick on a twisty road. With tons of Quattro grip, sharp steering and a taut suspension, the Audi S3 is a rapid thing.