New RS3 8Y Design Details

Spinstorm

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Today Audi sneak previewed the new RS3 Saloon and Sportback 8Y as you have seen already.
I downloaded the full 28MB image and cropped it and added some notes (attached).

This is what I saw:
  • Wide front wheel arches with vent behind them (as can be seen on rear of saloon)
  • Wide rear aches although it is hard to judge the width here from photos.
  • Awesome new alloys which look like the amazing Pretoria VW wheels.
  • Brakes also appear to be set back more that current RS3 which looks better.
  • Wider grille and front styling which looks like a smaller RS6
  • All black trim including Audi logo (personally this looks bad to me but I know I am in the minority)
  • Horrible rear bumper fake vents! (Why!?) Just leave the bumper as a bumper as my current RS3 looks great like this.
If you notice anything I missed let me know!
 

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T-1000

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Lol alloys similar to VW Pretoria ?? I don’t know which wheels you were looking at then.


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mb127

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Without the camo
 

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T-1000

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Could they be Bridestones? Not sure what they are like. Camo cars have P Zeros on.

Difficult to say, be nice if they used a Michelin or Goodyear from factory.

Some Golf8R have Goodyear Supersport on.


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tb123

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There was an in car comment from one of the videos that I saw that said there was a specially developed Pirelli Trofeo (i think) that was matched to one of the car's performance/track modes, also the lightweight wheels. Not sure what the standard tyres are though.
 

NevMan

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There was an in car comment from one of the videos that I saw that said there was a specially developed Pirelli Trofeo (i think) that was matched to one of the car's performance/track modes, also the lightweight wheels. Not sure what the standard tyres are though.

 

T-1000

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There was an in car comment from one of the videos that I saw that said there was a specially developed Pirelli Trofeo (i think) that was matched to one of the car's performance/track modes, also the lightweight wheels. Not sure what the standard tyres are though.

Yes trofeoR on the prototype.


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Snake Pliskin

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They are designed for track use so I’d say no.


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i thought as much looking at the tread pattern.

the exterior is growing on me & im liking some of the little details like the vented slits behind the front wings & wide stance of the car.

i ‘think’ there just about enough 5 cylinder soundtrack to interest me ... albeit it’s nothing compared to my asbo sounding previous gen RS3.

 

T-1000

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i thought as much looking at the tread pattern.

the exterior is growing on me & im liking some of the little details like the vented slits behind the front wings & wide stance of the car.

i ‘think’ there just about enough 5 cylinder soundtrack to interest me ... albeit it’s nothing compared to my asbo sounding previous gen RS3.


Until you see the price


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Snake Pliskin

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Suggesting £50k+ here which would be in the right ball park.

 

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Spinstorm

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Realistically I don't see how Audi can raise the price too much because the A45S (as mentioned already) has more power and is £51k - the previous base RS3 was £43k.

My car as specced was £56k - got £3k off it so cost me £53k.

So essentially I am looking at the new car for the same price pretty much - plus a very good PX price which might give me a good £10k deposit (I am hoping) which means ordering a new one is a very easy option. It literally involves a lower cost monthly payment (as more deposit) and taking my car in when then new one arrives to swap it....
 

NevMan

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Realistically I don't see how Audi can raise the price too much because the A45S (as mentioned already) has more power and is £51k - the previous base RS3 was £43k.

My car as specced was £56k - got £3k off it so cost me £53k.

So essentially I am looking at the new car for the same price pretty much - plus a very good PX price which might give me a good £10k deposit (I am hoping) which means ordering a new one is a very easy option. It literally involves a lower cost monthly payment (as more deposit) and taking my car in when then new one arrives to swap it....

Given how Audi have priced the 8Y generally, I would be amazed if pricing came in the same or similar. The S3 Sportback starts from £38,990, so decent spec at least £45k with the loaded Vorsprung £46,740.

Can’t see the starting price of a new RS3 being less than low £50k’s, maybe just under with a decent spec being closer to £60k as others have mentioned. Maybe somewhere in between.
 

Snake Pliskin

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Sounds like you are tempted Snake ;)

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just for the engine mate but I’m not in any rush ... plus I’d have to closely look at the interior & lights etc. I’m quite happy with the 45 but the 5 cylinder soundtrack is pulling at me :)
 

T-1000

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just for the engine mate but I’m not in any rush ... plus I’d have to closely look at the interior & lights etc. I’m quite happy with the 45 but the 5 cylinder soundtrack is pulling at me :)

Even in that ‘muted’ form ?


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Snake Pliskin

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Even in that ‘muted’ form ?


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Yeah ... who knows how long we will have the 5 cylinder around for in this crazy world pushing EV's.

Yes the new RS3 sounds inferior to my pre-fl 8v and the fl 8v BUT it is the best we are gonna get.
 

terminator x

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^ agreed makes the grill(e) look massive!

TX.

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Snake Pliskin

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Even in that ‘muted’ form ?


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if more justification needed to get "the best of what they have now" ......


an all electric RS3/5/6/7 just aint gonna cut it with me - so I gotta make sure I enjoy the petrol RS variants while they are available.
 

NevMan

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Agree snake. And always stuff like backbox mod, or new backbox to improve sound of exhaust.
 
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