1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Panther Black S3 8V ?

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by the_lecht_rocks, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Lmg
    Offline

    Lmg New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2013
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    8
    Directly from Australia...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #81
    Itguy, Verse1 and the_lecht_rocks like this.
  2. the_lecht_rocks
    Offline

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    263
    Superb, same as mine, fully loaded including rails... Thanks !
    #82
  3. the_lecht_rocks
    Offline

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    263
    The paintwork looks almost liquid like. Stunning. Thanks for the pics. Shame Porsche can't offer a crystal paint option !
    #83
  4. Joetidman
    Offline

    Joetidman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    712
    Likes Received:
    364
    That looks fantastic!! Shows what summer sun does to the car
    #84
  5. Itguy
    Offline

    Itguy Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    430
    Honestly Rocks, if you haven't seen Panther in the flesh you'll be amazed at the sparkle effect when you see it in real life under sun
    #85
    the_lecht_rocks likes this.
  6. PilotAudi
    Offline

    PilotAudi Guest

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,353
    Likes Received:
    478
    Panther is brown/purple... If you want black try Phantom!
    #86
  7. Verse1
    Offline

    Verse1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2014
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    8
    Parramatta?
    #87
  8. SverigeFart
    Offline

    SverigeFart New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Pilot, is the Phantom black the same in real life as the 8P Phantom black? That's what I have now in my 8P and it's great
    #88
  9. PilotAudi
    Offline

    PilotAudi Guest

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,353
    Likes Received:
    478
    Same paint code. Nice practical and shiny Phantom Black!
    #89
  10. SverigeFart
    Offline

    SverigeFart New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cheers 👍
    #90
  11. PilotAudi
    Offline

    PilotAudi Guest

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,353
    Likes Received:
    478
    That's why we chose it again Mr Wind
    #91
  12. Pulp84
    Offline

    Pulp84 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2013
    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    233
    Loving the black S3 from Australia. Is that Panther? Hard to tell from the picture.
    #92
  13. the_lecht_rocks
    Offline

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    263
    Deffo Panther. Crystal paint has the magical ability to pop and look almost liquid like. It's what all detailers strive to achieve with Matt, metallic and pearl effect paints.

    Crystal paint offers deeper and more lustrous finish right out of the tin. If you want a liquid looking finish, the ONLY choice is a crystal paint finish.

    shame Porsche don't and won't offer up this paint technology....
    #93
  14. Pulp84
    Offline

    Pulp84 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2013
    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    233
    Ah ok. I'm thinking of changing from white to black. Bit more work keeping black looking amazing though which I wonder if I have the time for nowadays.

    I wonder with Porsche becoming part of the the VAG family if that will mean a considerable amount of technology share and cost saving through parts conformity?
    #94
  15. ConS3
    Offline

    ConS3 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2013
    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    84
    Fark I wish I had gotten panther black now instead of glacier white lol. These photos look mad. I'm just not a fan of the maintenance black paint needs.
    #95
    Pulp84 likes this.
  16. OZAudi84
    Offline

    OZAudi84 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    8
    Those are a couple of photos I took at Audi Centre Brisbane.

    I ALMOST bought that very same car, but have now opted to buy the S3 Sedan. I'm tossing up between Monsoon Grey and Sepang Blue.

    The Panther black is amazing, but I just don't have the time nor will maintain it like it deserves to be.
    #96
    cuke2u and Lmg like this.
  17. the_lecht_rocks
    Offline

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    263
    any more Panther pictures about ?
    #97
  18. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,176
    Likes Received:
    2,358
    DSC_3930.jpg P1040102.jpg DSC_3096.jpg DSC_3093.jpg DSC_2711.jpg

    Apologies it's not an 8V, it's an 8P. My panther S3 8P has been a great car to own, but my god you have to work hard with it as it shows any swirl marks mercilessly. It's also a really difficult colour to touch up as the blunt front edge of the S3 tends to pull quite a few stone chips over the years. I've loved it and would have had it again but it wasn't offered as an option on the S5. Pops like crazy in the sun when we occasionally get any, but under normal lighting you'd struggle to tell it's not just black metallic. At ADI in 2012 the sun came out and some people were asking if I had a purple haze it was so pronounced. Well worth the investment.
    #98
    Lmg and the_lecht_rocks like this.

Share This Page