Steve Frasers Audi S3
by Alex Carroll
You're probably all sick of seeing this car all over our social media recently, its our good friend Steve Fraser aka @S30BMX's 2015 Audi S3. He's no stranger to ILB features, we've shot his MK6 GTi and this car in its former guise back in 2015. Since then the car has undergone many changes and it may only look like Airlift and Rotiforms but there's a whole lot more to this.
Steve has owned the car since July 2015 and uses it when hes not in his work van Monday - Friday, he drives the S3 and drives it hard on evenings and weekends, as we saw first hand on the way to the docks to the Eikon for Dubshed.
Down to the performance side of things, the car has recently had the standard turbo swapped out for a Revo Technik Turbo and Stage 3 Remap so the car now produces 497bhp (he'll tell you its 500) and 430lb/ft of torque making this car is seriously quick with a soundtrack to match provided by a custom exhaust built by EMP Performance. If you look under the engine bay you'll see Forge Motorsport pieces everywhere and wavey discs from a RS6/RS7 make sure its stops well too.
Onto the afore mentioned Airlift and Rotiform combination - Performance struts with 3H Management and Rotiform ZHR's wrapped in Nankangs (only the best) creates a clean aggressive look to the car showing of those wavey discs. As far as we know (blame Steve if its wrong) its the only RS3 front end swapped S3 in the UK, that makes this car a menace in your rear view.
Moving onto the interior, its dripping in carbon as you'll see from the photos - steering wheel, centre console, air tanks and seat backs to name just a few bits. Seats from a B8 RS4, arm rest, gear gaitor, door inserts and handles are all covered in red nappa leather make the inside of this car a great place to be whether its driving across Europe to shows or to the skate park with his BMX on the back seats.
Future plans for the car aren't huge as theres not much else he can do, the clutch packs are starting to slip so once they've been replaced hes looking to be pushing around 570bhp which is just crazy. Steve tells us its time for him to start saving and grow up, we'll believe that when we see it.
Photos by: Alex Carroll
Words by: Alex Carroll