The latest street word has it that the just released Audi RS3 special edition of the Asphalt iPhone game might hint at a 2012 US launch.
The Asphalt Audi RS3 game was designed by Gameloft, the same gaming company that did the relatively awesome (given the platform) Asphalt series of driving games for smartphones, including the iPhone. To promote the game and the car, Audi is holding an international competition with the grand prize being an actual 2012 RS3–and the United States is on the list of eligible origins for winning participants.
It makes sense, in a way, that Audi would sell the RS3 here despite its high expected price tag. The TT-RS is U.S.-bound, uses the same engine, and is expected to sticker around $50,000.