With extensive development, and the continuing review of Forge Motorsport’s intercooler for the TTRS, they were very eager to use their wealth of knowledge to extract the best possible results with the RS3. Immediately they were able in increase the size of the core, allowing much more surface area and cooling efficiency than the stock core. This intercooler now uses up all the space the Audi had failed to take advantage of.
The core measures a massive 530x130x225mm, and is of bar and plate design. The end tanks are designed such that the standard boost hoses can be retained. To ensure that this monster is adequately supported they supply a genuine Audi crash bar, which Forge modify in house, which also eases the installation process. Total fitting time is only around 3 hours if you take your time, and can be fitted on a driveway if necessary.
Rather than release this product immediately after development, Forge Motorsport have taken the time with continued testing and tweaking, to ensure that they really have acheived the best possible. Excellent results have been seen on both standard cars and those which have been remapped. In fact, on the standard car Tests were repeat several times because they just could not believe what was being achieved , and this presented a dilemma... Forge Motorsport don't normally quote power figures as they can vary from car to car, dyno to dyno, and they are so variable with weather conditions, fuel used and even how much pressure you have in your tyres! However the gains were so good - on a standard car, with standard software, they saw peak gains of 40bhp in back to back testing. Does this mean that all cars fitted with this will get 40bhp ? Its impossible to say. We're merely including the results here as an indication of how well the core is working.