Audi S3 by O.CT Tuning: 328Hp & 0-62mph in 5.7sec

Since Audi’s not planning to introduce an RS version of the A3 any time soon, O.CT Tuning, an Austrian company located at Lake Constance, has taken it upon itself to tweak the S3 hot hatch. O.CT’s engine package Step 3 (€5,886 or $8,631) includes a revised engine management and a new Y-pipe connected to a catalytic converter by HJS designed for racing purposes. A sport exhaust with a butterfly valve enhances the engine note Air intake and intercooler are also modified. -Continued after the jump

The results: 328 hp and 425 Nm (313 lbs-ft) as opposed to 265 hp and 350 Nm (258 lbs-ft) in stock form.0-100 km/h times (0-62 mph) drop from 6,4 to 5,7 seconds, 0-160 km/h (0-100 mph) is reduced from 14,3 to 12,74 seconds. Top speed also increases from 250 km/h (155 mph) to 265 km/h (165 mph).

In terms of chassis upgradesm, a fully adjustable O.CT-coilover suspension is available for €1,499 or $2,200) while an 8-piston brake caliper system with 372 mm discs/rotors costs at the front axle, €3,850 or $5,650. O.CT D7 19-inch alloy wheels (8,5 x 19 inch, €2,440 or $3,580 without tires) in various colors (black, super polished, etc.) complement the look of the O.CT Tuning S3.

Customers seeking additional individual touches can opt for carbon-fibre covers for the engine, battery and air intake (prices start at €370 or $542).