I currently own a Clio 172 cup which is on ITB's(amongst other mods), circa 200bhp and 1000kg. However my friend is selling his S3 and I'm pretty tempted! However, not sure if its going to be the right move or not.
The car in question is a V-reg 210ps 8l S3 on 130k miles, however at 80k the cam belt went and was subsequently rebuilt. It's had 1 Haldex service, has fsh, stage one remap but standard other than that. Also has had recent clutch change, along with flywheel and fairly recent cam belt so no worries there.
Im in two minds because i do the occasional track day and don't want to feel disappointed when i chuck the s3 round brands, however just sitting in the drivers seat (couldn't drive it as flat battery) its such a nicer place to be day to day. Im into modding so i know the s3 wouldn't stay standard for long and part of the appeal is the quattro system and turbocharger, the s3 has more potential from a bit of tuning whereas my clio is nearing its realistic power limit.
Is the s3 going to be hard to make noticeably faster than my current car? Would it be more dangerous to mod this car as well because some of the components have covered 130k?
Also is there much weight to be lost from stripping interior etc and having fixed buckets? It seems a shame to lose the nice interior but it must be pretty heavy...
Thanks for the help guys, very new to the audi scene so excuse my ignorance!