I want one !
On the June 6 1936, Audi – or Auto Union, as it was known at the time – first visited the Shelsley Walsh hillclimb course with its 550hp Grand Prix car. Rain spoiled Hans Stuck’s runs on the day, but in practice he had equalled Raymond Mays’ course record of 39.6 seconds up the 1.5km hill in rural Gloucestershire. Just over 50 …
So I imagined that Sierra Cosworth that drove past me each day on the way to school in the late 80's?
And i also daydreamed the Escort Cosworth that the fit-divorced MILF (my best friends mum!) used to drive in the 90's?
You didn't imagine it, but it was a different beast. Yes, there were a few homologation specials - the Cossies, the Delta Integrale - but they were short runs of tamed Group A/N race cars rather than genuinely mass market lunatic versions of shopping trollies.
I was 15 ish and we had just finished breakfast.
Knock on door
Policeman to my dad 'Sir, do you own a sierra cosworth ...
Dad (just about to leave for work) to Policeman 'yes it is in the front drive' ... pointing at an empty space
Turns out it had been stolen for use in a ramraid but they lost control and hit a boots.
The only car I have been in where you could drop it into 3rd at 110mph and get a wheelspin, whiplash and 130pmh before realising what happened - joys of the m11.
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Those article photos - What photo editor still does nearest neighbor resampling and two passes of one dimensional sharpening?
So besides peak acceleration, how else is the car fast? I got new A3 2.0 Turbo as a loaner car recently. Extreme turbo lag, messy automatic shifting, and poor visibility made it anything but fun to drive. It was more like budget car that would rocket forwards after holding down the gas pedal for 1.5 seconds. Turbo boosted boring.
I'll stick with my aging 2007 A3 3.2 Quattro S-Line. The paint is peeling but it drives like an angry beast.
Can you find whoever keeps saving these photos with such god awful compression, and batter them round the head with a boxed copy of Photoshop? The pics on page 1 look like they were drawn with an etch-a-sketch, and the interior on page 2 I had to check wasn't saved as a gif...
Better spend the dough on a 335i, which does not kill you for repair bills after some years. Since A3's are all Golf clones, repairs will be virtually impossible, if Audi describes it as a Super car, expect Super bills, since there is no work space under the bonnet designed for 1.4TSI sized engines.