The Swiss tuning specialist Caractere has revealed its first exterior styling kit for the 2008 Audi A4 (B8) compact sport sedan. Compared to a stock version, the car with the body kit looks a lot more aggressive, although some purists may complain that with all these curves and mesh grids the vehicle looks too much like a Korean idea of a sports car.
Yes, just like most Caractere‘s recent works, the appearance kit looks, err, polarizing to put it mildly, but will probably receive warm welcome from persons who always bought European performance sedans, but longed for some bits of Asian styling here and there.
As you can see on the photos, the body kit comes with new front bumper fascia that features larger air inlets and more impressive front spoiler that will increase the car’s handling at Autobahn speeds. The package also includes new side skirts that help to rarify air below the vehicle’s bottom, as well as an add-on boot spoiler and new rear bumper fascia with an integrated air diffuser and with or without exhaust tips.
Actually the two exhaust pipes on the pictures look really interesting, compared to the original rather dull-looking round tubes. Not so sure about that tiny integrated air diffuser thing, though. I mean, a smile is not the first thing you expect to see while watching someone’s behind.
The front styling also looks pretty much okay to me, although it is clearly inspired by the 2007 Audi R8 super car and may be considered an overkill for a humble sedan that was designed as a daily driver, not a track-day toy.
Judging by the pictures supplied to us by Caractere, the Audi A4 body kit may be complemented with Caractere’s new CW1 ultra-low profile light alloy wheels available both in mirror polished silver and graphite matte version.
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