This is still an early development mule of the hot hatch.
With prototypes of the new Audi A3 and S3 now out testing, it was only a matter of time until we see a trial car of the range-topping RS3 performing first evaluations. This is an early development mule of the hot hatch caught by our spies lapping the Nurburgring.
Interestingly, while the first sightings of the new A3/S3 showed heavily masked test cars, this vehicle has no exterior camouflage and actually uses the body of the current model. If you take a closer look at the side shots, however, you’ll notice the wider wheel arches housing super low-profile tires. This hints at a slightly wider track compared to the RS3 that’s still on sale.