2007 Audi S3 by Sportec review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 22 May 2007 , 10:05:17 byAlina

Filed under AudiTuning

Audi S3 by Sportec

The Swiss tuner Sportec has taken the compact Audi S3 under its wing - which in its standard version already is a quite agile machine. The engine, exhaust and chassis components newly tuned by Sportec make the Audi a bit faster (165 mph top speed) while the gained performance excites the appetite to literally devour the tarmac during spontaneous bursts of speed.

The 2.0 L TFSI engine - already ex works a quite powerful one - produces in its standard version 265 bhp and a torque of 256 lb-ft. Thanks to its turbo technology, the powertrain offers the ideal possibilities to elicit a steady performance peak from the S3 by means of software modifications. Thus, after having been remodeled by Sportec, the Audi S3 comes up with such remarkable values as 300 bhp and 303 lb-ft, catapulting the S3 to 165 mph. With respect to the sprint from 0 to 60 mph, Sportec-modified S3 needs only 4.9 seconds - about a second faster than its series brother.

Take a look at these figures, and you get an idea of why, to any enthusiastic driver, a trip to the renowned Swiss tuner Sportec is equal to a pilgrimage. Costing 1400 Euros, assembly included, this performance boost is still affordable while the optional all-inclusive warranty guarantees the necessary security for everyday use.

The fact that, apart from such sporty genes, environmental awareness and increasing fuel prices were far from being neglected will rejoice the critics - as a matter of fact, the Sportec Audi S3 consumes about the same amount of fuel as the standard version. The marvelous sound is provided by the Sportec stainless steel exhaust system extending from the catalyst. In order to assure that such powers find their way safely to the tarmac, Sportec offers the exclusive 8.5 x 18 and 8.5 x 19 inch aluminum wheels Mono 10 with 225/40 ZR18 or 235/35 ZR19 Pneus. For an extra charge of 4900 Euros, the Sportec sport brake system's luxuriant discs will rotate beneath. Uncompromisingly sporty driving characteristics as well as lesser sidewise inclination are assured by the optional coil-over suspension or by the spring set. This will not only improve the dynamics during high speed cornering, but also the visual dynamics.

The finishing touch is added by the aluminum pedals and footrest and the optional Alcantara interior equipment. To ensure that the gears will slide with Swiss precision into their place, Sportec offers a short throw shifter, assembly included - the cherry on top.