Five cylinder engines get no love these days. Long considered an oddball configuration with neither the power of a six nor the fuel economy of a four, the straight-five was only ever really embraced by a handful of carmakers.
The Audi RS3 Sportback, the latest member of the RS performance lineup, proves a small family car can still be awesome. Provided it's got a 340 HP 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo gas engine and a wagon for an ass.
2010 marks the 30th anniversary of Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system, as well as the car that first brought it to market. With that in mind, let's take a look back. Airborne UrQ hotness, we salute you!
The antithesis of current performance car thinking, the 2009 Veritas RS III eschews electronic driving aids for lightweight and high power. Its creators, Vermot AG wanted to give it "true race feeling." Hence the name, which means 'truth' in Latin. A production run of 50 models is now commencing, with a coupe and a GT…