Monster MotorsportChris Nott
Results 1 to 19 of 19
Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By MoloneyS3
  • 1 Post By s33nyboy12
  • 1 Post By phil-sparky

Thread: s3 vs evo x

  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    glasgow
    Posts
    119

    Angry s3 vs evo x

    how would a remapped s3 compare to a evo x 360 or even 300 was looking thru there forums and were basically saying theres no way an s3 beats an evo x few guys had s3 and said the same when moved on to evo, what do use think?

    cheers

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    jimojameso's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    210
    Depends on the spec of the evo and the spec of the S3! The evo will be quicker through the bends due to better 4wd system and yaw control, etc, but a stage 2+ S3 will eat up a 300 off the lights.

    I know which car i would rather have and live with, i also know which brand of car my misses prefers!! Ha ha
    2010 TT RS - Sepang Blue - MRC 420BHP, 600NM

    2010 Stage 2+ S-Tronic S3 BE SB in Ibis White!! ....... SOLD

  4. #3
    5th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    942

  5. #4
    bootneck_max's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    73

    s3 vs evo x

    ^^^^surely that s3 isn't standard?

  6. #5
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Harrogate
    Posts
    10
    A Remapped S3 would have a 300 like sweets from a baby.


    Now the 360 on the other hand would need quite a large amount of power from the S3, Probably in the 330 - 40 region.


    As above, S3 is the better all rounder... Not made out of plastic, nor council estate material.
    whale likes this.

  7. #6
    Lordloverocket's Avatar
    S3 Newbie

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    20
    I've come from an Evo background. Fantastic cars!! As much as I like the S3, it's never going to be in the same league as an Evo in terms of outright performance, but then an Evo is fundamentally I bean can on wheels so has zero to little comfort.

  8. #7
    5th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    942
    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck_max View Post
    ^^^^surely that s3 isn't standard?
    apparently, "
    it had a cat back and forge cai"
    That evo isnt exactly standard though

  9. #8
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    78
    That Evo 7 Looks like an RS which is only 260 odd break which explains the incredibly even match up...

  10. #9
    s33nyboy12's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    East midlands
    Posts
    1,286
    Guys .... I'm a massive s3 fan but against an evo x ! They are lighter, faster, better 4wd, better handling and are awesome to chuck around. A seriously modded s3 running stage 2+ maybe a s tronic variant would stand a chance in a drag or straight line .

    I would never own a evo x over an s3 but performance wise there is no competition as standard vehicles go.

    Sean
    aar007 likes this.
    Current: 2013 Audi A3 2.0 tdi s line 8V in black SD nav+ extras, E46 BMW M3, 1971 Volvo p1800, 2014 Ford transit sport 155ps ;-)

    Previous : Focus st 225 stage 1 (265 bhp and too much torque), 2002 audi s3 bam engine completely OEM, 2001 Audi a3 1.8 TQS 221bhp and about 20 other cars, majority civics ek4/ek9 and Bmw / Audi soot chucker's!

  11. #10
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    24
    Ive just came from an evo 5, and just recentley bought my s3, as much as i like the s3, its a totally different car to the evo, i can use the s3 everyday where as i wouldnt want to use the evo everyday, the s3 isnt slow but its not evo fast, i'd say its about standard evo 7/8/9 performance, the 4/5/6's will be quicker due to less weight, the evo is alot better in the corners and provides lots of confidence, in the s3 i dont feel as confident in the corners, the evo is so easily tuned mine was 425 and still on the standard engine, i can comment on a tuned s3 as i have no experience of them, Yet




    Quote Originally Posted by Wilonso View Post
    That Evo 7 Looks like an RS which is only 260 odd break which explains the incredibly even match up...
    Even the rs evo's came with the same power (276bhp) that 7 isnt an rs as its got colour coded door mirror and handles, and if it was an rs the light weight of the rs version would of helped against the s3 and pulled away,

    the evo with 260bhp was an evo 8 and had a tiny spoiler on the boot as opposed to the usual big wing style,
    aar007 likes this.

  12. #11
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    4,791
    Its a matter of comparing like with like.

    If you match the cars on weight and bhp,they will run similarly,although I would expect the Evo to have some advantages from its different 4WD system.

  13. #12
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    93
    Guys
    I currently have a 9 360 MR and like phil sparky as said they really are a great car. I hardly use mine as I dont like using it for knocking about thats why I am thinking of getting shut for a S3. I had one about 4 years ago and the S3 really is a great all rounder.

    Phil sparky I think i recognise your name from the MLR

    Anyone interested in a mint evo with low miles?????

  14. #13
    Lordloverocket's Avatar
    S3 Newbie

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    20
    Phil, it's Chaz

  15. #14
    MBK
    MBK's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Neath
    Posts
    1,146
    I'm also an ex Evo IX MR FQ360 owner, this one to be precise:



    I think the standard Evo X vs the S3 would be quite a close battle:

    Evo X 300 189 bhp/ton (300bhp/1560kg, 0-60 4.7s), S3 181 bhp/ton (1455kg/261bhp, 0-62 5.6s) according to evo magazine figures.

    If this was an S3 S-tronic vs a manual Evo X the S3 would likely be much closer. I say this because the S-tronic box works some serious magic. My MR360 (266bhp/ton standard, official 0-60 3.9s, 290bhp/ton modified) was tuned to 400bhp and I still only ever saw best 0-60 launch of a 4.1s and 0-100 in 10.1s. The manual Evo needs almost perfect conditions and brutal lack of clutch life regard to achieve its optimum launch. Contrast this with the RS3 which official stats say 0-62 in 4.6s yet on the same stretch of road and Performance Box that measured the Evo's stats it's best 0-60 is 4.1s and 0-100 in 9.9s. The RS3 can do this consistently all day long via launch control. A stage II+ S-tronic S3 running similar 340ish BHP to the RS3 should therefore be a match for the manual Evo 360.

    Oh and by the way I'm not claiming superiority for either car, I've loved owning both. The Evo for all it's raw fire breathing oversteer biased AWD madness (despite the image and appetite for super plus and new A048 tyres every 3000 miles), the RS3 for it's understated image, utter grip and go (despite the somewhat negative press reviews!). The Evo X disappointed me and I didn't buy one as a result. Horses for courses and all that, as an ownership proposition I'd take the S3.

  16. #15
    Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev.'s Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Stockport, Cheshire
    Posts
    683
    Work with both cars, and from a performance point of view, the Evo is much much quicker than the average S3. But, for a daily drive, the S3 is much much nicer.

    If you want to compete on straight line speed to an Evo, you need an S4 really.

    Rick
    Unicorn Motor Developments. Bespoke Calibration and Remapping Services
    www.unicornmotordevelopments.com

  17. #16
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    glasgow
    Posts
    119
    cheers for the comments guys,

  18. #17
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    4,791

    s3 vs evo x

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev. View Post
    Work with both cars, and from a performance point of view, the Evo is much much quicker than the average S3. But, for a daily drive, the S3 is much much nicer.

    If you want to compete on straight line speed to an Evo, you need an S4 really.

    Rick
    On a humorous note....you don't need an S4......you need my S3!

    Seriously though ,you're right,and an average S3 is too heavy and too soft.

  19. #18
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    93
    MBk
    What number was yours???? Mine is 164 and it's identical to that. Nice cars
    How do you find servicing/running costs compared to the evo???

  20. #19
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by Lordloverocket View Post
    Phil, it's Chaz
    Hey up Chaz!!!

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. S3 225bhp Review - EVO - May 2002
    By amoffat in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18th April 2009, 10:53
  2. Evo reviewed new A3 3.2..
    By Banwell in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 9th October 2003, 08:28
  3. Brand new evo anyone lol
    By DaveCav in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30th September 2003, 09:33
  4. EVO Review
    By amoffat in forum A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th January 2003, 18:07
  5. This Months Evo new S4 and RS6
    By gabster03 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 9th January 2003, 21:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO