09 May C300 | Audi S3
Curva Concepts C300
8V Audi S3 Wheels
We’re slowly creeping our way into the Quattro world after dabbling in BMW’s. Not to say we’re done with Bimmers, but Audi has always been a segment we’ve been heavily interested in. Having done an A6 C8 and S4 B9 in the past, it was time we arranged a shoot with an S3 8V. What’s not to love about this luxurious pocket rocket? Pumping out nearly 300 horsepower and torque with only 2 liters is quite impressive. All that, plus a lightning-quick 7-Speed S-Tronic transmission, known in Ingolstadt as a Direktschaltgetriebe. Don’t worry, we don’t know how to pronounce it either.
Of course, we reached out to the owner of the S3 and setup a photoshoot. They already had the wheels on the car, so it was a great opportunity for us to get out there and snap some shots while the unpredictable Los Angeles weather blessed us with a beautiful day. We think the set came out great.
Continue reading to learn more about our 8V Audi S3 wheels.
Size: 19×9 ET40
Although the S3 and the A3 share very similar styles, they are very different mechanically. Not just the engine, but the suspension as well.
In regard to actual wheel and tire fitment, this Audi S3 is running our Curva Concepts C300 finished a really nice Gunmetal. Which by the way, looks absolutely amazing on the factory Nardo Gray paint. All four corners are mounted on a 19×9 ET40.
The beauty of car culture is that you can modify your vehicle however you see fit. That brings us to the tires: 235/35 Pirelli P Zero’s. Now, this setup does have some stretch. However, if you prefer a more flush tire to rim ratio, then we suggest at least a 245/35 or 255/35 on a 19×9.