One Shade Of Grey

 

 
 
Whoever said that station wagons were for soccer Mom’s, was 100% incorrect. It isn’t everyday that you see an Avant like this cruising around, so Nicholas Mackey didn’t let the soccer mom image discourage his plans of execution. It is always a pleasure to see something so innocent looking, become this thing of beauty with a slight edge. The thing about an Avant is that, they only need subtle touches here and there to grab your attention. I guess that no one truly appreciates the beauty of one, until it has been modified as such; from a full respray, wheels, suspension, and some go-fast goodies. 
 
 
 
 
The color grey  in my opinion is one of the best colors on a vehicle. Regardless an Avant, a sedan, muscle car, or economy car, grey always looks good. So Nick went ahead and spoiled his b7 A4 avant with a full respray. Just any old grey wasn’t suitable though. He needed something that was classy, and something that was not stock. Mackey ended up going with  a color used on Ferrari’s 458 Italia. Ferrari calls it Grigio Medio. As you can see, the color fits Nick’s b7 Avant very well, and compliments the finish on his Rotiform IND’s. 
 
 
 
As his vision was coming together, Nick decided to spoil this b7 a bit more, so he went ahead and purchased air ride for this wagon. He opted for Air Lift struts and bags in all four corners, Autopilot V2 digital management, and two 444C Viar compressors. With this setup, Nick was able to fit his 18x10 (et20) and 18x11(et26) Rotiform IND’s without putting his fenders in harms way. 
 
 
 
Every car deserves to be pushed to the limits once and a while, regardless of its style. The cool thing about Nick’s Avant is that it is not stock performance wise, which is kind of a rare thing unless you own a b5 S4 Avant. He had the ECU flashed with APR Stage II software to give his car a little more “ummph”. What good is that power from the stage II tune without it being able to breathe better? With a nice rumble to please the ears. Nick went ahead and purchased a Techtonics Tuning downpipe, and a Stratmosphere cat-back exhaust to get this thing sounding a little more up to par. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As you can see Nick Mackey did this Avant justice. He created something that most people wouldn’t dare to do, and it is evident. He cares for his car very much, and nothing but the best was put into it. Hopefully Nick inspired to do something a little out of the ordinary to your Avant.Whoever said that station wagons were for soccer Mom’s, was 100% incorrect. It isn’t everyday
that you see an Avant like this cruising around, so Nicholas Mackey didn’t let the soccer mom
image discourage his plans of execution. It is always a pleasure to see something so innocent
looking, become this thing of beauty with a slight edge. The thing about an Avant is that, they
only need subtle touches here and there to grab your attention. I guess that no one truly
appreciates the beauty of one, until it has been modified as such; from a full respray, wheels,
suspension, and some go-fast goodies.
 
The color grey in my opinion is one of the best colors on a vehicle. Regardless an Avant, a
sedan, muscle car, or economy car, grey always looks good. So Nick went ahead and spoiled his
b7 A4 avant with a full respray. Just any old grey wasn’t suitable though. He needed something
that was classy, and something that was not stock. Mackey ended up going with a color used on
Ferrari’s 458 Italia. Ferrari calls it Grigio Medio. As you can see, the color fits Nick’s b7 Avant
very well, and compliments the finish on his Rotiform IND’s.
 
As his vision was coming together, Nick decided to spoil this b7 a bit more, so he went ahead
and purchased air ride for this wagon. He opted for Air Lift struts and bags in all four corners,
Autopilot V2 digital management, and two 444C Viar compressors. With this setup, Nick was
able to fit his 18x10 (et20) and 18x11(et26) Rotiform IND’s without putting his fenders in harms
way.
 
Every car deserves to be pushed to the limits once and a while, regardless of its style. The cool
thing about Nick’s Avant is that it is not stock performance wise, which is kind of a rare thing
unless you own a b5 S4 Avant. He had the ECU flashed with APR Stage II software to give his
car a little more “ummph”. What good is that power from the stage II tune without it being able
to breathe better? With a nice rumble to please the ears. Nick went ahead and purchased a
Techtonics Tuning downpipe, and a Stratmosphere cat-back exhaust to get this thing sounding a
little more up to par.
 
As you can see Nick Mackey did this Avant justice. He created something that most people
wouldn’t dare to do, and it is evident. He cares for his car very much, and nothing but the best
was put into it. Hopefully Nick inspired to do something a little out of the ordinary to your
Avant.