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    New S3 up close (pics)


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    Am I the only one who likes the ASBO Orange?

    I think it looks dead smart, especially here

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    looks alright in those pictures, although it does need wider arches!
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    Quote Originally Posted by batwad
    Am I the only one who likes the ASBO Orange?

    I think it looks dead smart, especially here
    it suits the car, but every time I look at it I think...focus

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver75
    it suits the car, but every time I look at it I think...focus
    Good point. I suppose that colour is inexorably linked with that car, and if you saw a streak of orange fly past you on the road it wouldn't be difficult to confuse the two

    Maybe they should just bring back Imola Yellow

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    Maybe they should just bring back Imola Yellow
    Imola yellow is one of the exterior colours too...

    http://www.audi.co.uk/audi/uk/en2/ne...rior_view.html

    Is a flash rendering of the S3 with the standard colours that are available.

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    wow, the R8 looks hawt.

    S3 in solar orange =

    I'd take it only in Red OR Sprint Blue....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaBs
    looks alright in those pictures, although it does need wider arches!
    Pretty much my thoughts, at the moment it's just 'nice' in the same way that an S-Line is.

    19" wheels, wider rear arches, spacers, exhausts on each side then it'd be enough to make it 'very nice'....

    I don't wanna pay 30k for an S car that looks basically the same as a 1.6 S-Line. It's just not special enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silver75
    Wow, loads of photos there showing all the little details. Good stuff.

    Sadly, there's not enough there to make me want to sell my S-Line quattro for it

    Such a dissapointment this new s3.......
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    Well looking at it again, I wouldn't mind fitting the front grille to my S-Line (minus S3 badge of course).

    Do ya think it will be a like-for-like part? Looks exactly the same shape.....
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    would'nt dis the new S3 but ad rather have the old model well b4 that 1, not too impressed
    scooby for now

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    Looks very tacky in orange and the front grill is awful been better with a plain black mesh affair with an S3 badge instead of bling bling chrome.

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    I'd take that in orange. Nice.

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    I've changed my mind about this car... managed to go along to the Paris motorshow and have a good look about yesterday.

    My main problems to date were the silly side skirts and the lack of a wider track / arches.

    After seeing it in the flesh I don't think either of these are an issue, in asbo orange the arches look plenty wide on the car (I thought they were wider at first glance). The side skirts and lack of silly badges on the side also look a lot better in the flesh, they don't look like halfords add ons and more a continuation of the car in a subtle way (I think the photography on the net has made them look worse than they are).

    I've also got the press guide in french that has a fair few details. I'll post up my pics later on or tomorrow. Also it's 262BHP (195KW) according to the press stuff (I think I've seen different figures about the place)

    PS - I want an R8.

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    The front arches are fine, it's the rear ones and the wheel offset that makes it look a bit weedy IMO, as can be seen very well here http://www.a3q.org/diashow/nsur8tag1/html/CIMG0378.html
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    Just need some " Carlos Fandango " Wheel spacers for it!

    hahhaah! Just dont fit them in a field!!


    (Sorry to all the youngsters, you need to be about 33 to remember this brilliant "hamlet" advert!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by batwad
    Good point. I suppose that colour is inexorably linked with that car, and if you saw a streak of orange fly past you on the road it wouldn't be difficult to confuse the two

    Maybe they should just bring back Imola Yellow
    strange why you think of focus. I do too. IIRC Audi first used that colour on their cabs and coupe's - and ive seen it on a local TT sport.

    Think it looks quite good in the flesh - although not as good as nogaro


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    How can it look like a focus ST? The bumbers are a mtch to the body work...

    I'm quite liking the new S3 and I love it in that Orange. Still think I would take a new TT over it though...

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