About the car
The RS Q3 houses the famous turbocharged 5-cylinder under its hood. However, it logically benefits from the technological evolutions brought by the new generation Q3. Indeed, it inherits the latest evolution of the 2.5 turbo 5-cylinder, which appeared at the end of 2016 on the TT RS and has since been adopted by the RS3. Now featuring an aluminum block, this engine has lost 26 kg. Meanwhile, it has received a turbo blowing at 1.35 bar as well as a bi-injection system. As a result, while it did not exceed 367 horsepower in the previous RS Q3, it now boasts a full 400. That’s enough to propel this 1,715-kg SUV quickly, with a 0-100 km/h time of 4.5 seconds.
About the Brand
As a German sports car manufacturer and a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, Audi owns 99.55 percent of the brand. The company is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. With a presence in 55 different countries around the world, Audi is present in most segments of the passenger car market, including the high-end sports car segment through its two subsidiaries, Lamborghini, and Audi Sport. As of 2012, the firm sold 1,524,635 vehicles, the most since its founding in 1909, and ranks as one of the world’s most profitable automakers.
There is a play on words between “Audi,” which means “hear” or “listen” in Latin, and the last name of the founder, August Horch, who founded the company on July 16, 1909.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps is a German brand of miniatures based in the city of Aachen. In 1990, the company was founded under the name of Paul’s Model Art, and it was not until 1996 that the company was renamed Minichamps. The company offers a large number of replicas in various scales, but their Formula 1 cars are mainly offered in 1/18 or 1/43 scale.
The Minichamps range is known as one of the largest in the industry, they currently have models of all the world”s major car manufacturers and many types of racing cars and sports teams. Providing the widest range of products of any model producer, Minichamps is a true innovator in the field.