Caught testing close to the manufacturer’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, with virtually no camouflage, the prototype follows recent Audi form by being disguised as a racer.
However, the distinctive single windscreen wiper, quick-release bonnet pins and adjustable front spoiler won’t make it on to the production version. These racy additions are simply Audi’s attempt to give spy photographers the slip.
As our exclusive picture shows, the much anticipated newcomer will feature a wider track than the standard A3 and has enlarged wheelarches to accommodate the beefier alloys.
The car is being developed by Audi’s Sport division – the team responsible for the barnstorming S4 and RS4 – and is scheduled to make its debut in show-rooms late next year.
Source: Auto Express