After finishing off the tunes for Greg’s MY16 RS3 and Tom’s MY17 RS3 facelift last week, we figured out we run both cars at willowbank raceway’s Test and Tune/Race Ya Mate event just for fun and see what sort of time the RS3s will produce.

When the gates open, we ran both cars as is and struggled for traction, with both cars running 11.5x and 11.6x at 120-122mph. Performing minor tweaks to both cars, we gradually improved the times. Here are the best results :-

  • MY2016 Audi RS3 Hatchback (#519 on time slip)
    Mods : Etuners custom E85 ECU and DSG tune, stock turbo, Rob Bliss Custom intake and exhaust, HG performance intercooler, United Petroleum E85 fuel
    Weight reduction : rear seats removed only 
  • MY2017 Audi RS3 facelift sedan (#161 on time slip)
    Mods : Etuners custom ECU and DSG tune, stock turbo, Iroz Motorsports downpipe + midpipe, Wagner intercooler, BP 98RON fuel
    Weight reduction : nil – FULL interior + 60% fuel capacity

There you go guys. Australia’s quickest pre facelift RS3 on stock turbo, and Australia’s quickest full weight facelift RS3 sedan on stock turbo + 98RON pump fuel.


Good work to Greg and Tom for the awesome drive !

Special thanks to Stelios of Etuners for the awesome ECU and TCU calibration, Trent/Chris of Etuners Australia (Sydney), John of Next Up Performance, John of C&V performance, Robby of Prestige Autowerks, Jason aka mr feedback, Hank Iroz of Iroz Motorsports, Vince Of Rencal Motors and the rest of the boys who came and helped/showed support.