The Audizine 2015 Audi S3 is hands down the most fun to drive Audi "out of the box" that we've owned, and in the stunning shade of Sepang Blue, it looked great to boot. But of course we yearned for more and wanted to truly make it our own.
At the time there was no "Black Optics" package, so we had our friends at Europrice get us the bits from Europe. We swapped out the standard silver trimmed front grilles, front and rear valence, and painted the side mirror caps black with the window trim wrapped in gloss black vinyl by A Shade Darker. Black-out complete!
We reached out to the craftsmen at Brixton Forged to make us a custom set of 19" wheels to match the black theme, going with the S60 "Circuit Series". We had them finished with a gloss black barrel and lip, textured bronze face, and titanium hardware. They're all held in place by a set of Tikore titanium wheel bolts.
The titanium details continue on with the exhaust tips, courtesy of Milltek Sport. We opted for the resonated system along with their downpipe and high-flow cat. This new turbo-to-tips piping not only brought out more horsepower, but the perfect notes for a sporty daily driver.
Longtime Audi and Volkswagen performance and repair shop Griffin Motorwerke performed all of the initial modifications to the car, which also included a larger front mount intercooler from Forge Motorsport. This would help keep the cool air flowing and get the most out of the increased horsepower.
Also on the to-do list were larger front brakes. The folks at Griffin were already running a set of StopTech brakes on their shop A3, one of the very first highly modified and track tested examples in North America. We opted for the StopTech 4-piston Trophy Kit, a perfect set-up for this car.
In the next episode we'll discuss the details of the tune, suspension, and custom fitted gauges.
A SHADE DARKER tint & vinyl: http://www.ashadedarker.com
BRIXTON FORGED wheels: http://www.brixtonforged.com
TIKORE wheel bolts: http://www.tikore.com
MILLTEK SPORT exhaust: http://www.millteksport.com
GRIFFIN MOTORWERKE: http://www.g-werke.com
FORGE MOTORSPORT intercooler: http://www.forgemotorsport.com
STOPTECH brakes: http://www.stoptech.com
ADAM'S ROTORS: http://www.adamsrotors.com
PODI gauges: http://www.podi.ca
EUROCODE TUNING: http://www.ecodetuning.com
H&R springs: http://www.hrsprings.com
034 MOTORSPORT: http://www.034motorsport.com
APR tuning: http://www.goapr.com
SPRINT AUTOWORKS: http://www.sprintautoworks.com
MUSIC: Amillion, "Amerindian Dark Rituals"