1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

A3 24 hour street @ Audi Tech Day

warren_S5 Oct 16, 2009

  1. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    7,210
    2,486
    113
  2. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    6,206
    64
    48
    Chavtastic!
     
  3. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    5,168
    136
    63
    A quick bit of maths...

    A std S3 produces 182 bhp/ton
    That 24 is producing 257 bhp/ton
    AMitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ360 produces 260bhp/ton !!
    So for a std S3 to match that 24 it would need to produce 380bhp...


    This really demonstrates that its far cheaper to lose weight than to add power ;-) and needless to say even if you got your S3 to 380HP it would still never match a car weighing nearly 1/4 ton less...
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  4. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    7,210
    2,486
    113
    I always thought (somewhat ignorantly), that the A(2/3/4/5/6/8) prefix Audi's had some aluminium body panels (hence weight saving) factored in.

    Even VW's little Lupo GTi had aluminium wings, door skins and bonnet.

    The A3 has reduced some of the unsprung weight by fitting aluminium suspension parts, but then Audi have not bothered to clad its shell with any. The TT gets some. The A8 get some. The R8 gets some.

    Weight savings improve MPG, reduce tyre wear, improve handling, increase acceleration, reduce braking distance, reduces CO2 outputs, improve ride quality.... It should be the way forwards, but unfortunately....

    it reduces overall safety unless they get inventive with materials. The great catch 22.
     
  5. pns2007

    pns2007 Moonstone Grey VCDS Map User

    671
    55
    28
    Ironically, the winter edition of Audi Magazine dropped on the floor this morning and has an article (albeit small) on weight. Couldn't be bothered to type so took a picture. It appears though that only top end Audi's get the Aluminium treatment but in the future who knows?

    [​IMG]

    It was a quote from Heinrich Timm who runs Audi's lightweight design centre
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  6. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    5,168
    136
    63
    Warren
    ===========
    "it reduces overall safety unless they get inventive with materials. The great catch 22."
    ===========

    not necessarily because if you reduce weight you reduce inertia :)
     
  7. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    4,073
    186
    63
    It looks sh!t.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  8. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    5,168
    136
    63
    How can it look eh...like you say..? Its an S3 with the fog lamps blanked off !!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  9. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    4,073
    186
    63
    Because it does.
     
  10. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    5,168
    136
    63
    Oh dear ! cheer up...weekends here :)
     
  11. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    6,206
    64
    48
    Can we remove the swearing please gents.
     
  12. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    4,073
    186
    63
    Stick **** stuff stuff on sometthing nice and the whole effect is ruined.

    Like a moustashe on Angelina Jolie, same fit bird......but kinda spoilt.
     
  13. AuldReekie

    AuldReekie Member

    770
    2
    18
    You are waaaayyyyyy too fussy. :nyah:
     
  14. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    29,328
    1,708
    113
    Oh come on, it doesnt look far of anyother A3 on the road albeit a few very minor visual changes, but overall its still an 8P & majority of it to, so does that mean our cars also look **** to???

    I think we all realise it wasnt all about looks for this car but performance, lets not get away from the point of it, the fog surrounds are a great idea for more air, very aerodynamic design & I believe thats what Jonnyc did to his golf didnt he for his twintercooler or whatever he had installed for him that week.

    Given its a race car I think its very tame compared to anyothers I've seen on tracks, very tame.
     
  15. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    5,168
    136
    63
    Know where your coming from Nigel but..............

    An 8p with the power/weight ratio of an Evo IX......is not very tame :)
     
  16. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    29,328
    1,708
    113
    Okkkkkkkk, to clarify further, Styling wise tame as hell, power wise no fecking way thats tame hey Pat, lmao
     
  17. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    7,210
    2,486
    113
    I like the look of the brakes

    [​IMG]
     
  18. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    5,168
    136
    63
    Tame !! look out for Attenbourgh trying to film that mating :) ( this sentence has been cleaned up for staz) :yes:

    where they saved a lot of the weight is by junking the 4WD but i bet with that power through the front wheels its a bit eh..naf ?
     
  19. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    4,073
    186
    63
    Thats why I always carry a MACH3 with me...just in case.:icon_thumright:
     
  20. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    4,073
    186
    63
    No.
    Just that one.
    And yours.:moa:
     

Share This Page