Audi reveal RS 3 for TCR

Audi Sport revealed a TCR specification RS 3 model at the Paris Motor Show today that will be available for customers from 2017.

“Audi has been active in motorsport on the highest level for generations,” said Stephan Winkelmann, managing directorector at Audi Sport, with responsibility for the Audi R and RS models which Audi sell under the “Audi Sport” label.

“With the Audi R8 LMS, Audi Sport customer racing, in a very short time, managed to build a successful customer sport programme alongside the factory commitments in the WEC and the DTM. The Audi R8 LMS has since become the market leader in its segment. We have the same plans for the Audi RS 3 LMS, which offers customers an attractive opportunity to get started in fascinating Audi racing.”

The Audi RS 3 LMS is front-wheel drive, features a two-litre TFSI engine producing  330bhp and a six-speed sequential gearbox.

The first cars will be delivered to customers in December this year with a purchase price of 129,000 euros.