A hot hatch gets even hotter.
The Audi RS 3 comes packed with excitement and an award-winning engine. There’s plenty of fun to be had in stock form, but there’s also some untapped potential sitting right under that hood that’s just waiting to be unleased. So, MR Racing tapped into that hidden potential and cranked up the temperature for this hot hatch.
The main focus for the MR Racing team was the 2.5-liter, turbocharged inline-five cylinder engine in the Audi RS 3. Here, the German tuners modified the air intake and installed a sports air filter. A new hand-made Friedrich Motorsport stainless steel sport exhaust with larger downpipes, HJS sport catalytic converters, and valve-controlled muffler reduces backpressure to get the exhaust gasses out as efficiently as possible. After a new ECU remap for fuel delivery, ignition, boost pressure, and more, the MR Racing Audi RS 3 produces an impressive 448 horsepower and 482 lb-ft. of torque.
For those that want to blow past the 500-horsepower mark with their all-wheel drive hot hatch, MR Racing also offers a more serious upgrade package that includes a TTE 500 turbocharger, high-pressure fuel pump, and bigger intercooler. That results in 535 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque.
Handling all that power is not easy, but MR Racing has a solution. A new set of 9.0 x 19 ATS GTR alloy wheels wearing a Traffic Red finish were installed along with sticky 235/35 R19 Pirelli tires. The setup is further optimized by a new KW Clubsport coilover suspension with adjustable bound and rebound while new front adjustable top mounts give drivers the ability to adjust camber.
The exterior of the featured MR Racing Audi RS 3 wears a blue and red striped livery on a white base while the interior showcases a new DVD player and navigation system. The new setup is installed by MR Racing’s automotive electronics partner, Hermanns and integrates directly into the factory MMI system.
The new MR Racing Audi RS 3 upgrade program is currently available as a complete package or as individual accessories for the 8V-generation cars.
MR Racing Audi RS 3 Specifications
Maximum Horsepower: 448
Maximum Torque: 482 lb-ft. / 653 Nm
-Modified air intake with sport air filter
-Hand-made Friedrich Motorsport exhaust with HJS catalytic converters, new downpipes, valve-controlled muffler.
Maximum Horsepower: 535
Maximum Torque: 516 lb-ft. / 700 Nm
-Stage 1 upgrades
-TTE 500 turbocharger
-High pressure fuel pump
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: ATS GTR alloy
Wheel Size: 9.0 x 19
Tire Size: 235/35 R19
Suspension: Adjustable KW Clubsport coilovers, adjustable front top mounts
-MR Racing DVD player and navigation system
MR Racing Audi RS 3 Gallery
Source: MR Racing