It’s a sad day for fans of fast Audis and envelope-pushing builds everywhere. The Eventuri Project RS3 has gone up in flames while filming, bringing a close to a project that started back in 2019.
If you’re unfamiliar, Eventuri is an aftermarket air intake manufacturer based out of the UK. Their RS3 was reported to have 800-850 hp, depending on the map. The Eventuri team had gone all-out with the build. The forged engine by Race Developments featured an Iroz Motorsport IMS850 Turbo, and the car ran an AEM methanol injection system in conjunction with E85 fuel.
In December 2020, the Eventuri RS3 took the Carwow drag-race crown, becoming the fastest car featured in a drag race. It was also the first to record a quarter-mile time under ten seconds in a Carwow video. Earlier that year, the tuned Audi was proclaimed the fastest RS3 in the UK, having achieved a top speed of 211 mph at last year’s VMAX200 event
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Unfortunately, as reported on Eveturi’s official social media pages, the car met its demise, going up in flames at the roadside. While, thankfully, no one was injured, there was nothing that could be done to save the car before the fire took hold. The precise cause of the fire, which originated in the engine bay, is as yet unknown.
Had a fire suppression system been installed under the hood, the RS3 might have been saved — a painful point acknowledged in Eventuri’s post. And while they vow to come back stronger, there’s no getting away that losing a project car, especially one that has had close to two years’ worth of effort put into it, is sad.