What black is this?

dznuk90

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Looking at an RS3 and I can't tell what black it is. The spec sheet has Mythos, but up close in the sun it sparkles purple/green - could it be panther instead and the paperwork is incorrect? Pic attached (ignore the swirls!).

Also just saw on audi's site that the A3 is now subject to availability? Sounds like production has stopped.
 

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josedebardi

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Definitely panther


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RGBARGEE

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Looks like Panther but not sure they did the 8V in Panther... Prefer Mythos Black because it's Black.....

Not sure production has stopped yet on 8V!
 

DW81

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I would say mythos. Someone can correct me but I thought the panther as more of a purple shimmer only?
 

josedebardi

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I would say mythos. Someone can correct me but I thought the panther as more of a purple shimmer only?

Has a lot of green in it too. Walk round one and you get green then purple then black


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josedebardi

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Looks like Panther but not sure they did the 8V in Panther... Prefer Mythos Black because it's Black.....

Not sure production has stopped yet on 8V!

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My (ex) panther black 8V. Was a £900 option.



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trilla

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It's definitely Panther, ask me how I know
 

D0C

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I had a panther black RS3. Hard to tell from your pic...there's lots of green flecks in there which makes me say mythos. But need a better photo.
 
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Looking at an RS3 and I can't tell what black it is. The spec sheet has Mythos, but up close in the sun it sparkles purple/green - could it be panther instead and the paperwork is incorrect? Pic attached (ignore the swirls!).

Also just saw on audi's site that the A3 is now subject to availability? Sounds like production has stopped.

Get the service booklet out it'll have a list of PR codes etc with what the car was built with...

matchpaint_info_manualZ.jpg

Mythos = LY9T

Panther = LZ9Z


Thread here on the subject
http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/mythos-black-vs-panther-black.259385/
 
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dznuk90

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Thanks for the responses guys. Had thought Mythos (being metallic) didn't have any flecks at all, green nor purple.

Thanks T, will check out the booklet and report back.
 
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