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S3 spotted testing at the ring

ChrisT May 25, 2012

  1. ChrisT

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  2. willowsdad

    willowsdad Sideways

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    Liking the front and the tailpipes, but the back is awful, and the lines make it look too high at the rear. Hopefully it'll get a few tweaks before it hits production. Not liking the square filler cap either. Hope it grows on me, I want to like it.
     
  3. Blackie

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    Not liking the mirrors back on the doors. Be back to the bent doors if people try to rip them off.
     
  4. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi Avant Owner Group Audi S4

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    Way too high. Looks like a bog standard car IMO. Hopefully within time they'll beef it and make it more aggressive looking. Bit of a let down really.
     
  5. Ste_Nova

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    if you want aggressive wait for an RS3
     
  6. Warbey

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    Guys this is just an A3 with the new S3 guts, the only thing that gives it away is the twin exhaust, absolutely everything is standard A3.
     
  7. Ads

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    That's the s-line front I think. Not really feeling the sides of the front bumper, looks very "aftermarket" to me.
     
  8. Acheron

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    Clearly some folks need a refresher on the definition of the word "prototype".
     
  9. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    That isn't an S3.
     
  10. Erf

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    Let's hope not. Looks ****.
     
  11. shady-ninja

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    its probably a 2.0 TFSI 211 BHP model.
     
  12. Acheron

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    Do you people not recall the first pics of the RS3 when it was undergoing testing at the Nurburgring?

    If not, let me refresh your memory: It was simply an S3's body with the engine and other prototype components from the RS3 in place of the stock items. This is the same deal, i.e. new S3 components inside the shell of an S-line 8V A3.

    How do I know this for sure?
    1) It looks identical to the S-line 8V A3, aside from the cutout diffuser housing an extra set of dual exhaust pipes.
    2) No attempt at camouflaging like Audi does with every other new model.
     
  13. jackj

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    Not convinced on the new shape A3/A3 at all - looks like a large A1 -PFFFT
     
  14. quattro81

    quattro81 All the gear.. No idea

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    You'll be waiting a while- traditionally Audi only launch an "RS" model when they are near the end of a particular platform's life - that's why the RS3 came out at the end of the 8p chassis' development cycle.. It won't be out for a while yet (if at all) so the S3 will remain the top of the new MQB platform pecking order for at least the next couple of years minimum..
     
  15. Sevv

    Sevv Pushing the limits..

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    totally agree with you mate the back s awful i think the 08-09 plates rear looks crazy
     
  16. RYes3

    RYes3 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Hopefully it will look something like this! I would be all over that!

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  17. Chris6t9

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    Thats more like it!
     
  18. ved789

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    Hi guys,

    Haven't been on here for a while.
    Do we think the S3 will debut at Paris in Sep ?
     
  19. Burkin

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    im sorry but it just looks dull even that s3 model, its just got company car written all over it, function before beauty, the 8p looks mean this looks like it wants to be euthanised
     
  20. MartayMcFly

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    Another one of these threads? THAT'S NOT THE 8V S3, just S3 running gear under a normal S-Line body. Car makers the size of Audi DO NOT EVER run undisguised prototypes ahead of official launches. Ever!
     
  21. S Liner

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    De Volkswagen Golf GTI ongecamoufleerd! | Autonieuws - AutoWeek.nl


    VW do the same - heres the new mk7 GTi under a normal SE/GT body/wheels. And before they released the mk6 R this was ran under a Gti body.
     

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