2012 Audi RS3 8P
Viewing by appointment only.
Here we are very pleased to offer for sale our Audi RS3 8P, with superb history & a great specification including various upgrades by renowned VAG tuner & specialist MRC Tuning resulting in 534bhp, coupled with fantastic handling & braking upgrades.
A very nicely looked after & well presented example.
The RS3 unveiling in late 2010 took the hot hatch market by storm, with 345bhp from the five cylinder 2.5L Turbo charged engine, mated with a 7 speed S-Tronic gearbox & quattro all wheel drive made for a serious car, indeed it could be argued this was the birth of the ‘hyper hatch’.
With only 750 UK cars made & being the original RS3, the 8P model is slowly becoming a modern classic in its own right.
Factory options include:
Daytona Grey Pearlescent Paintwork
BOSE Premium Sound System
Interior Light Package
Window Blinds Rear & Side
Audi Satellite-Navigation Plus System
Over £25,000.00 has been spent on upgrades to this car.
40k Miles with full history
Tuned by MRC Tuning
534bhp (with dyno printout)
Brake & handling upgrades to match the power output
Superb quality interior re-trim in Papaya orange
Superb car to drive
Previously supplied by Automotive Addiction who are one of the countries most highly regarded specialists in supplying top tier VAG performance vehicles.
This RS3 has a great history file, having had Audi service history up until 2020 when the owner decided to undergo some upgrades through specialist MRC Tuning.
Below is a list of the servicing history.
Also with the car is the spare key & all booklets as you would expect, also present are the invoices for the works carried out of course.
12 – 0 miles (Pre-Delivery Inspection)
14 – 3,515 Audi
15 – 6,369 Audi
16 – 7,775 Audi
17 – 10,461 Audi
19 – 11,986 Audi
19 – 14,736 Audi
19 – 16,291 Audi (Haldex Rear Differential Replaced under Audi Warranty due to bearing whine with Haldex Service)
19 – 19,835 Audi
20 – 30,211 MRC Audi Specialist (Engine, S-Tronic Gearbox & NGK Spark Plug Service w/4-Wheel Alignment)
20 – 30,211 MRC Revised Audi Fuel-Injectors x5 & Brand New Flywheel; £2,800
20 – 30,211 MRC MRC Stage 3 Tuning Package with TTE500 Turbo £9,300
21 – 34,233 MRC Engine, Haldex Rear Differential & Pollen Filter Service w/4-Wheel Alignment
22 – 36,559mls VRS Performance – Audi Specialist (Front Transfer Box Service w/New Seals & Inspection incl. Data Logging to check Performance of Engine Tuning; £640)
22 – Service upon sale
Body & Paintwork
The Daytona metallic grey paintwork looks fantastic.
Having previously been sold by Automotive Addiction, who are well known to only have very high quality vehicles & known for a very high level of preapration, this car received detailing & coating by Automotive Addiction only around 3 months ago.
Free of the usual ‘gravel rash’ stonechip issues to the front as is often the case with these types of cars, this car is in great order.
The exterior is complimented by a Maxton front splitter, side skirt extensions & rear spoiler extension, along with the RS honeycomb badgeless grill, black & orange RS3 badges & of course the 19in O.Z Racing Superturismo LM Wheels which look superb over the Reyland 380mm 2-Piece Floating Front Brake Discs with the orange brake calipers with RS3 badge detailing.
All the above along with being sat lower than standard on Bilstein B16 Coilover Suspension Kit, means this example looks subtle but also very aggressive.
Interior & Trim
Whilst the interior of the 8P could be seen as a little ‘boring’ in todays world of virtual cockpits & such… this interior is anything but ‘boring’.
Fitted with genuine wingback front seats (heated), then being re-trimmed by Optimus-Trimming at a cost of over £2,500.00.
The re-trim was done using Bridge of Weir Leather Material in Papaya Orange to the front & back seats, which looks absolutely fantastic in the flesh & looks very high quality.
On the rear of the front seats & the side plastics is black alcantara.
Certainly the talking point of the car & it ties in with the orange details to the exterior really nicely.
All switchgear is also in very nice condition, the optional factory BOSE system still sounds fantastic today, the rear blinds are very practical especially if children are to be in the rear seats on a sunny day.
All trims are in good order, as are the Audi badge branded floor mats.
The RS3 8P was quite a force to be reckoned with when released, and whilst still no slouch in todays world, the ‘hyper hatch’ sector has moved on since 2010.
To ensure that this RS3 not only looks and sounds the part, but also that it can hold its on when faced with a more modern competitor, the car has had a large amount of upgrades from MRC Tuning in the performance department.
These upgrades are listed here:
MRC Tuning Stage 3 Engine Calibration; 534bhp & 554lb ft
MRC Tuning TCU Gearbox Calibration
Revised Audi Fuel-Injectors x5
The Turbo Engineers TTE-500+ Hybrid Turbocharger
Milltek-Sport 100mm Hi-Flow Downpipe; Decat with MRC Tuning Non-valved Cat-Back Exhaust System
Forge MotorSports Race Intercooler Kit
034 MotorSports Carbon-Fibre Intake System
Milltek-Sport 100mm Hi-Flow Downpipe; Decat
Autotech High Pressure Fuel Pump
NGK Racing Spark Plugs
As you can imagine, this car is fantastic to drive, very capable and yet totally docile should you want a sensible journey out with the family.
The noise is superb & as you can see the engine bay itself presents very well.
As you would expect, the cars drives very well indeed.
Utilising Bilstein B16 Coilovers, along with a 034 MotorSports Rear Anti-Roll Bar, Front Anti-Roll Bar Links, Spherical Rear Anti-Roll Bar End Links, Street Density Suspension Strut Mounts & Bearings & on the rear is a BAF MotorSport K-Brace in orange, this RS3 handles like it always should have from the factory.
Obviously with great power & handling, the braking needs to match which is covered well on this car.
Behind the 19in O.Z Racing Superturismo LM Wheels (wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tyres) are larger (380mm) Reyland 2-Piece Floating Front Brake Discs
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tyres.
Ferodo DS2500 Brake Pads are fitted all round, & on the rear we have vagbremtechnic rear J-Hook discs.
Genuine RS3 Brake Cooling Ducts help keep braking temps down should you be working them hard.
The car also benefitted from a brand new flywheel in 2020 & the Haldex rear differential was replaced under Audi Warranty due to bearing whine with Haldex service in 2019.