Wörthersee is a name that all VW fans will recognise. For one week a year, this little town in Austria becomes the world’s largest parking lot of VW Group (VAG) products. Each year the German firm creates a special car to wow fans, such as the Design Vision GTI of 2013, and this year is no different. For 2014, VAG has chosen the Audi sedan as the base car to create the spectacular Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro
Powering this looker is a modified version of the German manufacturer’s turbocharged 2,5-litre direct-injection petrol engine – as fitted to the RS3 and TT RS in recent years. Thanks to a larger turbocharger running 1,5 bars of boost pressure, a more efficient air-to-air intercooler and larger intake and exhaust manifolds, the concept car develops in excess of 380 kW and 600 N.m of torque. As expected, power is channelled to all wheels via a Audi’s seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission.
According to Audi, the A3 Clubsport Quattro accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 3,6 seconds and is capable of reaching 310 km/h.
Twenty-one-inch wheels shod with 275/25 tyres envelop 370 mm carbon-ceramic discs and multi-pot aluminium callipers at each corner. As if those monstrous brakes needed any help, there is nonetheless an air-brake function integrated into the rear spoiler housed in the boot lid.
While officially described as a concept, some elements of the new car will be seen on future production models, including an upcoming RS3 saloon slated for introduction in 2015.