A nice piece of news though is that the traction control will finally be completely defeatable allowing one to prevent any electronic nannies from intervening. On the GTI this is not a possibility. The four wheel drive system will also be tweaked with a new differential designed to eliminate understeer.
The car will make its debut in at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September of this year and is expected to have a slightly lower asking price than the previous model. Hopefully there is also more to offer than just a re-skinned Audi S3 with some software changes.