Top Gear On Ice: Subaru's WRX takes on the Audi RS3
A pair of turbocharged hot hatches prove that AWD isn't just about safety and security...
Posted: 17 Apr 2012
You'll have probably noticed that this isn't actually a hot hatch - it's the saloon version (which returned in 2010). But it's the same weight (1505kg), has the same wheelbase (2625mm), identical turbocharged 2457cc four-pot boxer engine and costs not a penny more.
Like its stumpy brethren, it's also supremely un-Audi. The digital displays are LCD and orange. The switchgear feels secondhand. The seat's so hard my bottom hurts. And within 50 yards, I'm grinning.