Published on February 27th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
MTM Shows Their Audi RS3 R
This is the well-disguised MTM S8 Talladega R, a luxury limousine with a predisposition for breaking records. Following a typically intensive rework by MTM, the 4.0 twin-turbo 8-cylinder now develops 802hp at 6,000 rpm. 945 Nm of torque developed almost linearly between 2,250 and 5,500 rpm is transmitted with explosive force to the road surface via quattro drive system. From rest to 100 km/h takes a mere 3.1 seconds, to 200 km/h in less than 10 seconds, and to 300 km/h in under 29 seconds with a top speed of 350 km/h. The full-sized carbon-ceramic brakes lurking behind the 22” Bimoto alloys, shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport 265/30 ZR 22 tyres, offer commensurate retardation. Other modifications include an aerodynamic package to improve high-speed stability and a tastefully upgraded interior.
In partnership with the DIRKS group, MTM will debut the VW Amarok V8 DESERT edition, which follows in the footsteps of cruising-oriented STREET model. The imposing double-cab pick-up houses a 4.2-litre V8 TDi engine developing 302 kW and 930 Nm of torque between 2,000 – 3,000 rpm. The desert should quake when the Amarok V8 Passion DESERT is aroused. Rest to 100 km/h takes 6 seconds and the top speed is 240 km/h depending on the choice of tyre. The brakes have been upgraded to match the performance, measuring 405mm x 36mm at the front axle and 356 x 22mm at the rear. The well-proven Cooper off-road tyres in size 305/50 ZR 20 are mounted on BBS 10 x 20” rims and lend the DESERT a wilderness-ready appearance.
Agile handling is also shared with the fourth member of the MTM family, namely the RS3 R, that uses a 2.5 litre five-cylinder TFSi unit to produce 502 hp at 6,600 rpm. The considerable 650 Nm of torque available between 2,250 and 5,750 rpm is sufficient to propel this compact powerhouse very rapidly towards the horizon and the 7-speed S-Tronic transmission guarantees that a responsive gear is always engaged. Thus equipped, the RS3 R will reach 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 200 km/h a mere 10 seconds later and max out at 300 km/h. Modifications hidden under the bonnet are matched by many eye-catching changes elsewhere. The MTM Individual interior makeover comprises of sporty and elegant plain leather with red stitching complemented by honeycomb-pattern quilting on the seat and backrest areas. At the front of the vehicle a carbon spoiler integrates with the diffuser to improve aerodynamics and imparts catwalk glamour on the show stand. Out on the asphalt the outward and inner changes build a picture of “sporty, super, supreme”.
MTM Audi RS3 R Sportback Specifications
- Engine: 2,5 TFSI quattro
- Displacement: 2480 cm3
- Gearbox: 7 gear S-tronic
- Power output (max.): 502 hp at 6600 min-1
- Torque: (max.) 650 Nm at 2250 – 5750 min-1
- 0-100 km/h: 3,6 s
- 0-200 km/h: 13,1 s
- Top speed: depending on tyre homologation
- Braking system (Front axle): 380 x 34 mm
- Rims: MTM Nardo Edition 9,5 x 19 and 8,5 x 19“
- Tyres: 265/30 ZR 19 and 235/35 ZR19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Guess what, MTM early last year showed us their first attempt with this RS3…….pictured here below.