What blue is this?

mraudirs3

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Trying to find out what the blue colour is in the pics below
 

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josedebardi

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Those are heavily edited photos. Probably Sepang


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josedebardi

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All the colours are very faded, it's been given a 'vintage' filter


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josedebardi

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fc553d49fa0023e2290335242aac9585.jpg


Fiddled/rescued best I can on my phone right now and with an already processed image (it's hard to bring an image back to natural once it's been processed once already).

Definitely gets closer to Sepang


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Foxtrot_Oscar

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Is there anything special about a press car?
Apart from being abused by journalists - no not really. Just highlighting your images are the same car, same reg and the photos are processed stills from the video I posted. It is 100% Sepang with lunar interior - I hope that answers your opening post.
 

Scottyg

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That's one of the Hill Climb RS3s. If you are thinking of purchasing have a look at what abuse they were given here.

 

AndyB-S3

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Only benefits to "press" / "launch" cars is the spec can be slightly different/better.. one i test drove had a few things you couldn't spec individually according to salesman.. other than that..wouldn't straight swap my car for one......well maybe..lol
 

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So I contacted a dealer selling KW15 GXL, also a Press car. I said my piece regarding it should not be sold without being clearly advertised for what it is, this is what I got....


Hi Matthew,

Thanks for getting in touch regarding our RS3 KW15GXL.

We declare the origin of every vehicle at the point of sale, it’s our legal obligation.

The car is of course still an Audi Approved Used car being subject to the same rigorous 145 point checks that all our cars go through, whether they have been trade in privately, ex press, ex demo or ex rental vehicles. Regardless of a cars origin it would also be entitled to the many great benefits when sold under the Audi Approved Used banner.

The RS3 in question is actually the 18th cheapest out of 67 in the country, with 2 before it also actually being other ex-Audi press cars, being sold at £41k and £41,400 respectively.

We would also have no possible way of knowing how that car had been driven for the entire 9,000 miles but this would not affect the work we carry out to ensure our cars can be sold as Approved Used.

Kind regards,
 

D0C

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For the record, I wouldn't want an ex demo/press car either.

But let's not kid ourselves that we drive our cars around permanently under 2000rpm! To be fair to Audi, they have to sell the cars on and I'm sure they are rigorously checked and tested before being sold. And these cars are designed to get hammered! Usually if something fails it's to do with a defective part.

Any used car you buy, you're taking a certain amount of risk with not knowing what's happened to it.
 

mraudirs3

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hello i was just asking about the colour. it would be foolish to buy a press or demo car, they're for demo purposes - unless it was extremely low in price.

anyhow, does anyone know of any colours similar to the one above? I know its Sepang, but in the altered pic it looks different, like a lighter shade or something
 

AndyB-S3

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There's a few colours similar to sepang.. Racing blue mica is probably as close to it as any but is a tad more purpley.. if you have a spare couple/few grand then you can spec whatever shade of blue you want with the custom paint options. :)
 

mraudirs3

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There's a few colours similar to sepang.. Racing blue mica is probably as close to it as any but is a tad more purpley.. if you have a spare couple/few grand then you can spec whatever shade of blue you want with the custom paint options. :)
I have this in mind:
atlantis-blue-bmw-e92-m3-from-ind-looks-stunning-photo-gallery_14.jpg
 

AndyB-S3

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Photoshop it get a rough idea. :).. yeah if you know the name of the colour of that then audi will do it for you and a nice price..:)
 

Dtwm1

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I wouldn't be overly concerned buying an ex press car. The majority of people don't keep cars for longer than 3 years so will be under warranty. I know my rs3 has had a hard life but the dealing selling it won't be making a big deal of it.
 

jassyo06

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jassyo06

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Voodoo is lighter than riviera?
Yip as l said it's a pearlescent paint,with pale lilac,pale green tones running through it....special colour indeed
 
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