The Audi A3 and S3 saloons lead a host of the firm’s road and race cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
9 July 2013

The Audi A3 saloon and S3 saloon will make their first UK public outings at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. The event will also host the UK premiere of the A3 Sportback e-tron, which will go on sale in late 2014.

The A3 variants will be exhibited alongside the firm’s seven-strong RS range and a host of racing cars.

Among the competition stars will be the Quattro A2 that won the 1983 RAC rally at the hands of Stig Blomqvist. The drive will reunite Hannu Mikkola and co-driver Arne Hertz, the team which took second place in the 1983 RAC, securing Mikkola’s driver’s championship.

Allan McNish will drive the R18 e-tron that won this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour race, and Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason will drive a 1936 Auto Union C-Type grand prix car.

Hans-Joachim Stuck will take to the hill in an Audi 200 quattro Trans-Am. The 503bhp, 2.1-litre won eight out of 13 race wins in the 1988 Trans-Am series at the hands of Stuck, Hurley Haywood and Walter Rohrl.

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9 July 2013

When you have a high performance car like an Audi it's important to maintain it to achieve best performance. However, when we need Audi repairs do we think hard enough about who we are entrusting our vehicle to? Fool
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Audi A3 Saloon

Audi has aimed to follow on from the success of the A3 hatchback by turning it into Inglostadt's first compact executive saloon

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