Today’s Nice Amount or No Dice Audi S4 was congenital by Allroad Outfitters for the 2018 SEMA show. Now — if its amount feels like a accord — it could be assuming up in your driveway.
Did you anytime apprehension how, in the namesake movies, Indiana Jones endlessly runs about burglary antiquities, application as his sole absolution that they accord in a museum? Based on the comments, abounding of you had a agnate activity appear yesterday’s appreciably able-bodied adequate 1973 Mazda RX-2.
Of course, none of you would stoop to the affiliated of accepted burglary to accomplish that assertion. But it seems that few of you would accept gone the lengths of advantageous the seller’s $28,000 allurement amount to accomplish the car the centerpiece in your ’70s Rotary Rocket diorama. This resulted in a 72 percent No Dice loss.
As you know, the COVID-19 all-around communicable has put a austere coil in abounding a plan for accessible gatherings. In the automotive apple that agency car shows, marque meets and bartering gatherings accept all been concise or absolute canceled. One of the better anniversary contest to get alone by the virus is this year’s SEMA, or Specialty Equipment Marketing Association, show. Once the broken-down advertise of abject automotive balance and unnecessary-accessory debauchery, the 2020 SEMA appearance will be replaced by an online-only activity alleged SEMA360. What will that attending like? Apparently article affiliated to the JEGS website, alone a bit added over the top.
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The move to a remote, online area acutely eliminates one of the key delights of the SEMA show, that actuality the accession of all kinds of wild, out-of-the-box tuner and architect cars that about overflow the Vegas appearance and accord it a different vibe.
That doesn’t beggarly we can’t still adore a SEMA ride; we’ll aloof accept to about-face aback the alarm a brace of years to do so.
This 2013 Audi S4 was adapted for the 2018 SEMA appearance by Southern California’s Allroad Outfitters. The car was one of three the aggregation brought to Vegas and was by far the best audacious. The crazy DTM-style bodywork, assemblage lights, roof arbor and autogenous mods may accept not been abundant of an advertisement for the shop’s capabilities, however, as its web attendance now seems to be bound to Instagram.
To say this Audi is alien is an understatement. To activate with, the abject car is Audi’s acclaimed S4 sedan. That agency it has the astounding supercharged 3-liter V6 beneath the hood. That agent swings for the fences with 333 application and 325 lb-ft of torque. Behind that sits Audi’s seven-speed double-clutch auto-manual and admired quattro AWD drivetrain. On top of all that, it has been burdened with carbon cilia flares, wings and a panorama of rally-inspired paint.
The autogenous appearance a brace of Recaro carbon-Kevlar buckets up front, and a bolt-in four-point cycle bar in the back. Five-point harnesses tie calm those race-inspired features. There’s lots added here, too. The ad calls out additions like new Toyo tires on spacer-extended Rays 18-inch wheels. A Borla bankrupt gets its orders through Eurocode headers, giving the agent a breach on backpressure. To booty advantage of that, the car has additionally been able with an APR Stage 3 ECU and TCU tune.
The ad includes the retail amount on all of the add-ons, as able-bodied as the time — at $80 an hour — it took to accompany the car to SEMA status. That’s a lot of work, not aloof in the car but in tallying that all up for the ad. I anticipate we all can accede that it additionally was mostly for naught. Nobody gives a rat’s buttcheeks how abundant time you spent alive on your car. Or for that matter, what the genitalia may accept amount you. What’s actuality bought is a complete vehicle. If it works as it should and has an accepted approaching lifespan, that’s activity to be a greater access on the allurement than how abundant the carbon cilia mirror caps cost.
Fortunately, this Audi looks to be alive and in abundant shape. The agent describes it as a one-owner car that comes with a apple-pie title. The ad marks its action as 9.9 out of 10 and addendum that the car won the Toyo Tires Treadpass Agent accolade at the SEMA show. That’s allegedly aloof one of several accolades it has earned.
It’s appealing absorbing stuff, and one would appetite to apperceive all that if they were because this car’s purchase. That admirers is best acceptable a actual attenuated alcove of Audi enthusiasts, or conceivably addition whose amulet is accession all the SEMA-related cars they can find.
You may not calculation yourself as actuality amid either of those groups, but that shouldn’t stop you from voting on this agrarian Audi and its $59,995 allurement price. As noted, the agent goes to abundant lengths to account up all the investments made, in both genitalia and labor, to body this car. In the end, however, that apparently agency beneath than the sum of those genitalia and that labor.
To that end, do you anticipate this crazy S4 is account $59,995 as it sits? Or, is this a SEMA appearance car that has you adage “see-ya”?
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