The new Audi S3 is an amazing little sports sedan, but sitting in the same showroom as cars like the R8, TT, RS 5 and RS 7, it’s easy to see how this car could easily be overlooked. In hopes of creating a little more awareness for the 292-horsepower pocket-rocket, Audi has just announced the S3 Exclusive Edition with bespoke touches inside and out.

In the naming of the 2015 Audi S3 Exclusive Edition, Audi is only signifying that the car has been given a thorough once over from Audi Exclusive (the brand’s in-house team that allows customers to personalize just about any car), but it is truly an exclusive vehicle. The S3 Exclusive Edition will only be built in five paint colors, and each color will be limited to just five units – do the math and that means just 25 of these flashy sedans will be making their way to the U.S.

Of the five colors, three (Vegas Yellow, Viper Green and Glut Orange) are only available on the S3 Exclusive Edition, while the other two (Sepang Blue and Misano Red) are carried over from the standard S3’s color palette. The colors are sure to get these cars noticed, but it’s the other upgrades that make these cars so special.

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Audi enthusiast website Fourtitude managed to get a little extra information from Audi about these ultra-limited special-edition S3 models, and that report confirms that the S3 Exclusive Edition will get features such as body-color interior trim pieces and contrasting stitching on the standard leather. In terms of pricing, the Sepang Blue and Misano Red S3 exclusive edition models will start at $57,250, while the Vegas Yellow, Viper Green and Glut Orange models will be priced at $59,900. This is a big step up from the S3’s base price of $41,100, but when you factor in the standard content of the S3 Exclusive Edition, like the Prestige Package, S Sport seats and 19-inch wheels, the actual packages in the non-limited edition cars would cost $50,500.

Still, the S3 Exclusive Edition is no cheap date, but it’s a small price to pay for buyers to have this kind of exclusivity.

Why it matters

The Audi Exclusive program already ensures that customers are able to personalize their cars by choosing from 16 various leather and stitching combinations, seven different wood inlays and a custom paint program that allows customers to choose just about any color they can imagine. In the case of the 2015 Audi S3 Exclusive Edition, Audi has created 25 ultra-limited versions of the car, which are sure to be collector’s items at some point in the future.

2015 Audi S3 Sedan

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