Originally Posted by The__J__Factor
Actually here in Oz the 1M is by far the most expensive, so no real surprise it should win.
M1 ~ $100k
RS3 ~ $85k
Focus RS ~ $55k
A Focus RS is not a Focus RS500. That's another car we don't get in Australia. As noted we don't get the RS3 either, and an S3 could only be AU$85K if you ticked every option on offer. RRP for a 3dr manual S3 is $68K plus on roads.
The RS500 actually has slightly more power than both the 1M and RS3. It was announced a bit over 12 months ago -> http://ausm.tv/lu
Originally Posted by Capt Slow
...It is not like the engine can't accompany it, the TT RS has them for gods sake. Even the Golf R and Scirocco R have symmetrical dual exhausts, and in the Golfs case, an AWD system, (albeit, a different one) so it is not like the platform cannot support it. Does anyone know why this is?
Not sure if this is what you were saying, but the Haldex system in the Golf R, TT RS and RS3 is the same.