New Golf R -VW Golf R official - PistonHeads
New Audi S3 8V -
Audi S3: Driven - PistonHeads
Now what gets me is the Haldex units.....seems as though when the Golf R comes out it will already have 1 up over the S3 -
Golf R -
The fifth-gen Haldex 4WD system decouples the rear axle at low speeds or under light loads to boost economy. VW claims the electro-hydraulic system can apportion 'almost 100 per cent' of the power to the rear wheels in fractions of a second when required.
There's still the same plentiful grip from the Haldex style Quattro system, here set up with a 95:5 front/rear bias, making it to all intents and purposes a front driver under full-friction conditions. The system can divert up to 50 per cent of the power to the rear wheels, after which point the ESC starts to cut in and brake the front wheels.
So I expect we will have to wait until a new RS3 comes out for this Haldex to be adopted into an Audi hot hatch