Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 (8Y) Genuine Carbon Fibre Gear Shift Surround
The Carbonwurks Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 (8Y) Carbon Fibre Gear Shift Surround. Genuine Audi Part That Is Skinned In Open Pore Carbon Fibre Like Factory.
The new Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 range from factory has the option to have a rather unique carbon fibre inlay just above the glovebox. It’s a special type of “Open Pore” Carbon Fibre which gives it a unique satin and textured look and feel. Sadly Audi do not offer this carbon fibre anywhere else apart from this particular area. The only alternative would be a gloss black or a titanium finish on other parts.
A customer got in contact recently and asked us to create a new gear shift surround that had the same open pore carbon fibre look and feel.
Using a Genuine Audi shifter surround we then skin / laminate this part with this Genuine “Open Pore” Carbon Fibre. Once it’s laid, the part itself then has a minimal amount of resin applied to retain the textured feel, it’s then baked in our composites oven and finished off with a light satin laquer to help protect it. We use this process of “Skinning” as it means that we can achieve the best looking part that will fit perfectly once completed due to the OEM fixings.
We have the option of being able to offer you the choice in weave direction. This can either be Right to Left (Like the factory Carbon Dash Inlay) or as per the pictures top to bottom to follow the lines of the centre console. You can choose which direction from the drop-downs above.
As an Add-On item, we’re also able to offer the Genuine Audi Carbon Fibre Inlay that would go above the glovebox if your vehicle does not currently have it installed. This comes in two options with either the Audi Logo or the Quattro Logo on the right hand side of the piece.
The surrounds are generally not held in stock and are made to order. Normally it will take 4-6 weeks for the part to be produced. If you would like to check if we have stock, please drop us an email and we’ll give a more accurate time estimate or if we are currently holding stock.
To give you an idea of the look of the Carbon Fibre we have added a couple of pictures of what the Carbon Inlay Dash piece looks like as an example (Right Hand Drive models will have the Audi or Quattro logo on the Right Hand Side)
We’ll upload this video to our channel shortly
- 1 x Open Pour Carbon Fibre Shifter Surround
- 1x Dash Inlay (If add as an additional item)
This gear shift surround takes approximately 20mins to remove and replace. We would however recommend professional installation.
Suitable for only the following models:
- Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 (8Y)
This one product fits all the above variants.
If you are unsure of fitment, please get in touch with us before purchasing. If you would like an up to date stock level check, please do get in touch.
- Right Hand Drive & Left Hand Drive versions available
- There will be some slight differences between our fabricated part and the genuine Audi inlay due to differences in fabrication methods and materials used. The carbon weave fabric is slightly larger than factory but the match itself is as close as possible
- We will require your Reg Number or VIN Number if you order the additional add-on item as there are different variations based on your particular model