Today our spies caught the 2011 Audi S3 prototype in a sportsback body.
The car adopts some wider vents to feed the 2.5l 5 cylinder turbocharged engine as used in the Audi TTRS we expect a detuned variant of the TTRS expecting aroung the 310ps and 420 NM.
Also noted was its inherent identity crisis with the front VW golf alloys.
The above power output will make up for the Quattro system power loss and compete with the Focus RS and the Renault Megane 250.
Expect the Audi RS3 at the Frankfurt IAA in 2010 and a launch date round Feb-Mar 2011.