Audi RS 3 LMS Want a race car, got a tight budget? You might want to check out Audi's race-spec version of the RS 3 sedan.

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We love Audi’s RS 3 sedan, with its unassuming looks slyly hiding a badass 400 horsepower engine. If you’re not in the market for a new sedan, but might be persuaded by a track-ready racer, however, you might want to check out the Audi RS 3 LMS instead, which looks a whole lot like the erstwhile humble sedan’s supervillain brother.

Designed for the TCR FIA-spec racing series, the vehicle gets a wider profile than its road-going counterpart, a huge front splitter, and a hunkered down posture for unquestionably more aggressive style. It’s covered in the outfit’s signature red-and-black livery, making for one absolutely badass-looking ride.

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To comply with TCR series rules, the Audi RS 3 LMS trades in the sedan’s five-cylinder engine for a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant that puts out 330 horsepower. That’s good enough to give it a 0 to 60 of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph, which, when combined with the Quattro all-wheel drive system and race-spec parts, should make for a capable competition racer. Since this is for racing, it gets a roll cage, bucket seat with full harness and nets, and an escape hatch in the roof.

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Inside, the car is mostly bare metal and plastic, ditching much of the fanfare to save it a whole lot of weight. Other features include a center exit exhaust pipe and, of course, a giant rear wing.

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More affordable than most race car options (not as affordable as a race-spec Mazda MX-5 unfortunately), the Audi RS 3 LMS is priced at €99,000.

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