Two years after the arrival of the new generation of Audi A3, the manufacturer released its steroid-pumped cousin, the RS3. The unexpected return of this sports version was the opportunity to take back the title of fastest compact sports car. The RS3 was marketed as 367 horsepower thanks to its 5 cylinder turbo engine. The power was distributed to the four wheels thanks to its Quattro transmission and Haldex differential. Its weight was reduced by 55 kg despite adopting a DSG 7-speed gearbox.