Facelift 2018 Ara Blue RS3 Saloon: Alu-Optics or Black Optics?

mattvandyk

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Really struggling with Alu-optic vs Black Optic...thoughts?

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PanamaS3

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i'm starting to think black optic is a bit "passe"....matte chrome quartz is the new black optic!
 
Black every time, the car just looks more fit for purpose with the black optics. Once photos in the colour you want start popping up it will change your mind
 

PanamaS3

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Black every time, the car just looks more fit for purpose with the black optics. Once photos in the colour you want start popping up it will change your mind
On Glacier I'd agree (snap btw :) but Blue....meeergh....Nogaro....maybe
 

RAF_S7

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Black :racer:
 

Rocketer

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Alu also, black is just dark with no lines and forms like the silver.
 

Radman

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Black with blue. Like my Sepang. Looks more purposeful and sporty. Ford Kuga's are full of Alu trim.....
 

Snake Pliskin

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Nevarra blue is the blue you want.

I also think Ara may be a touch too light for the RS3.

If the S3's I have seen in nevarra I think black or alu trim works .... but I don't like chrome window cappings - they are too limo like for my taste so gotta be black window trim for me.
 

big residual

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The Ara with the Alu is a friendly car, a car that would hug another car after being scared by the RS3s exhaust. It's a sensitive car. It does capoeiro, the Brazilian art of dance farting. It has a unapologetic man-bun. I'm going going with Alu's brother, BO, who's more of an all around **** really.
 

Splathead

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I really like the subtlety of Estoril Blue on my S3 so I was thinking Nevarra with Aluminium but I could be easily swayed towards Ara with Black.
However, I am concerned that Ara is a bit too "Look-at-Me" for me at my time of life! It looks a bit like the Sprint Blue on my old 8P S3.
 

mattvandyk

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I really like the subtlety of Estoril Blue on my S3 so I was thinking Nevarra with Aluminium but I could be easily swayed towards Ara with Black.
However, I am concerned that Ara is a bit too "Look-at-Me" for me at my time of life! It looks a bit like the Sprint Blue on my old 8P S3.

Unfortunately, the balance of the available colors are bright red (also a look-at-me color), and various shades of black and white, so...Ara Blue it is.


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Radman

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The saloon looks so flat and uninspiring or is it just me? The new front end siwsny do it for me at all. And those bumper reflectors??!!
 

Radman

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Either way. The colour choice is the least of your worries at the sound of it. Size of your bank account is more important.
 

SPIKE_

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Agree with @Bristle Hound. It looks like Nogaro Blue. Stunning looking!
 

mattvandyk

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Yeah, you guys are definitely right. Disregard.

Here's a bunch of Ara/Black Optics shots:

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And here's a more accurate Black Optics/Alu-Optics comparison:

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MikeSel^

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Alu-optics gets my vote. Maybe if it was black and you was aiming for stealthy, black optics would be the one.

I like the contrast of the Alu on the blue :)


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SPIKE_

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Just ordered today Ara Blue Chrystal with Black optics package there is a reason it's an option and it's BAD *** !
What an entrance to Audi-Sport.Net! I like your style....any idea as to when delivery is likely to be?
 
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