1st Official 8V RS3 shots

pat15312

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They should definitely do a sedan RS3, it would be the only thing to tempt me trading in the S3 early.
 

jimmydougle

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Yeah same here. If there was an RS3 Saloon, I'd definitely consider buying one. There's just something not quite right with the RS3 SB
 

Av4nt

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This would of been better

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thats just a squashed RS 6 lol
 

lee_fr200

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'Magnetic blue' apparently :thumbs up:

Wonder whether Audi would let you sec it as part of the exclusive paint colour scheme? :think:

I can get something similar from a choice of wraps I'm guessing, will have a look through the wraps tonight see if there's anything similar
 

lee_fr200

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Keep us updated Lee :thumbs up:

There's quite a few nice blues in the swatches I'm looking at the best suppliers 3m arlon and hexis
I think hexis have a couple that might be close I will try and photograph them tomorrow, I did a rs3 photoshop at work of it in riviera blue gloss and matte effect and that was lovely
 

pat15312

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thats just a squashed RS 6 lol

All Audi's look basically the same, only the proportions change. This is the idea of having a unified design language.
 

DAZMC

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must say looks pretty nice
 

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Vertigo1

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Back of that looks awful tbh - looks like someone's tacked an aftermarket rear bumper on.
 

S32B

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lee_fr200

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We can do just about every colour going bh and there's some truly stunning effects,

Even the new BMW m electric lime we have I'd love to see an s3 in that,

Anyways from looking I've seen a couple of swatches that might give a nice similar finish once on





And 2 of my current favourites

Nissan skyline midnight purple and Porsche 911 riviera blue


 

lee_fr200

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The green also looks like java
This is why I'd order a free colour with a car as their exclusive prices are far more than wrapping
 
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Foxtrot_Oscar

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Just seen these photos on Facebook. Still not sure I like it.
 

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OliJ

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See I've warmed to it in Nardo. I suspect it's one of the things you have to see in the flesh, as tbh, didn't like the S3 in pictures much. Defiantly on the consider list for a few years down the line, though I would like to be able to fit a set of golf sticks in the boot without having to put the seat down, new S4 when it comes out? But don't really want anything barge like.

That said, the new Bentley Continental GT3R ticks all the boxes, other than budget. :undwech:
 

RedTurtle

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Looks awesome in Nardo, very understated though which I like...
 

Don76

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A few more Nardo pics....
 

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Louay

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I'm sorry but to me it's an S3 with a bit more power, different grill and intakes with a over inflated asking price.
 

Bristle Hound

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So far, I've been under whelmed by the photo's of the new 8V RS3 :(

I was hoping we were going to see some of the styling cue's from the Clubsport TBH ...
 

Forbzeeee

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People also thought the previous RS3 looked too tame and yet Audi decided to ignore this feedback. To ask for that much money I would want a much more aggressive looking car. I get the understated looks, hence why I drive an S3 but even something as simple as flaring the arches a bit more would've helped massively.
 

Pulp84

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Nardo :wub:
 

pat15312

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Looks so much better than the initial press pictures.
 

Tej13

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I love Nardo.

Beckenham Audi had an RS5 Cab in Nardo with Black Pack for sale when I drove past the other evening. I had to stop and take a look...
 

kenny_boon

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really boring, even for audi, yet again the RS3 is a bit part, at least the RS4 and 6 look a bit better than the S where as this looks the same or worse
 

Martin L

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Now I'm trying to work out if there actually is some very slight flaring in the arches...
Look at the bit I've circled and I can't quite see why on the RS they've cut a slight bit off the flaring. Is it because the RS flaring is slightly larger or is it just a messy way to integrate the larger sill trim????

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Tej13

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It does appear to me that the arches are slightly more flared - but its hard to tell the difference until an RS3 is pictures next to an S3 SB
 
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