The Audi RS3 will soon be available in both hatch and sedan form, but there is still no sign of an open-top variant. German tuner ABT has decided to fill this gap by taking the current S3 and massaging its turbocharged 2,0-litre engine.
By implementing a custom control unit and a "sport catalyst with metal cells", ABT has pushed peak outputs to 294 kW and 500 N.m of torque, which translates to claimed a 0-100 km/h time of 4,6 seconds (admittedly far slower than the new RS3's claimed time of 3,7 seconds).
A 272 kW version is also available for those who want a slightly less thrilling experience, and this model doesn't employ the fancy catalyst. There's no 0-100 km/h time for this milder conversion, but top speed for both models comes in at 265 km/h.
The ABT S3 Cabriolet also boasts a custom anti-roll bar for the front and rear axles, while the air intakes on the front fender have increased in size. A bespoke set of alloy wheels also helps to create a more purposeful stance.
ABT hasn't listed a price for the package, but it does come with a two-year/100 000 km warranty (eligible for the European market only).