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Audi Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount



  • Avoid tickets without drilling your bumper.
  • Fits right and will not alarm your PDC sensors.
  • Quick release design for easy removal.
  • Tough construction and rigid design, made in the USA.

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Avoid Tickets Without Drilling Your Bumper

The Platypus utilizes the existing tow eye in your bumper, so you do not have to drill any holes in your new car. This method of installing the front plate is common and legal in all states that require front license plates. At times when the plate is not needed, it can be removed easily, leaving no trace that it was ever there.

Fits Right and Will Not Alarm Your PDC Sensors

We have designed and tested hundreds of configurations on many current vehicle models and trim levels, this is not a one size fits all system. The model for your vehicle will sit tight to the bumper so that is looks like it was meant to be there, and it will also avoid setting off the sensors on your bumper (if you are having a sensor issue, troubleshoot it or contact us and we will resolve it!) Although it will sit close, the sturdy plate backing will not scratch your bumper no matter how you drive.

Tough Construction and Rigid Design, Made in the USA

The 12 gauge steel Plate Backing is full sized so that the edges of your license plate do not get bent in a car wash or otherwise. That plate has a black powdercoat baked on that will last forever. The Stud is lathe machined from 6061 aluminum and black anodized. We make them at the high end of the receivers tolerance so that the studs fits tight and stays put while you drive (this means that the stud will not go in without a wrench, like the stock tow hook does). The button head hardware is stainless steel, and uses an allen key to discourage theft. The hardware provided is the exact right length for your plate and will not stick through the back to scratch your bumper, if you would like to install a plate frame you will need a longer set of hardware for $1 here.

Quick Release Feature

This updated version of the Platypus has a key-hole feature in the backplate that makes it very easy to remove without having to take your license plate off. Use the included low profile wrench to slightly loosen the bolt that attaches the backplate, then slide the backplate off of the stud. The plate is balanced to ensure that even if it were to come loose accidentally, it would still hang on the stud so that your plate does not fall off.

There's a Design for nearly every Audi Vehicle

We make a specific kit for almost every car Audi makes. If your car is on the list then you can be sure that we have worked with the local Audi dealerships to test the fit. If you don't see your specific model, let us know and we would be happy to see if we can find a solution for you.

*1st Generation Audi Q5 and Q7 towing eye receiver is located behind the passenger side fog light cover. The cleanest install of the Platypus mount on these vehicles will involve drilling a hole in this cover to allow the included tow stud to pass through. Once installed, the hole is covered by the license plate itself.

  • Audi TT (1998-2006)
  • Audi A4 / S4 (B7) (2002-2008)
  • Audi A4 / S4 (B8) (2008-2015)
  • Audi A5 / S5 (2008-2015)
  • Audi A6 / S6 (C7) (2012-2014)
  • Audi A6 / S6 (C6) (2004-2011)
  • Audi TT (2007–2014)
  • Audi A3 (2015+)
  • Audi TT (2015+)
  • Audi A3 (2003-2014)
  • Audi A7 (2010-2016)
  • Audi Q5 / SQ5 (2009-2015)
  • Audi Q7 (2009-2015)
  • Audi A8 / S8 (D4) (2009-2016)
  • Audi A6 / S6 (C7) (2015-2016)
  • Audi A4 (B9) (2016+)

Product Videos

The Platypus: Easy Install! 02:02

The Platypus No-Drill License Plate Mount: Easy Install https://www.cravenspeed.com/mini-platypus-pro-series-license-plate-mount/ Due to it's clever design and sturdy construction, our no drill license plate mount is easily the best value on the market today. Avoid tickets without drilling your bumper. Fits right and will not alarm your PDC sensors. Quick release capabilities. Tough construction and rigid design, made in the USA. video by Design By Goats

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Product Reviews

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  1. the only answer for Audi Allroad Front License Plate 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jun 2017

    Excellent follow-up thru online purchase process.
    Beautiful quality and easy to mount.
    Most important consideration, does not interfere with headlamp washers!
    How about including stickers in the package to promote Cravenspeed?

  2. Platypus looking sharp 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2017

    I finally got my new black plates and could not wait to see how my S3 looked with a legal front plate. Mounting to the grill with tacky screws was not an option for the front of this car so I looked around for options. Cravenspeed makes a very high quality part. Support helped me place it out of the way of the parking sensors (Thanks Logan!) and it really looks great. Highly recommended.

  3. Very Nice! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Apr 2017

    Really sturdy clean product and quickly delivered.

  4. Awesome product But: 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 2016

    This was for my 2002 Audi TT Roadster. I was hoping I wouldn't have to alter the lower grill or if I did then the manufacture would include a circular cap to cover the hole to which I had to make. Other then that the product was good and packaged for presentation.

  5. Great product!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jun 2016

    Purchased this product for my 2016 Audi A4, def worth the price. Easy to install and gave my car nice sporty look!! Would recommend it!!

  6. 08 Audi A3 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Mar 2016

    Works just as well as advertised. Easily mounts into the tow hook threading on the front bumper. Easy install, and the product seems to of good craftsmanship.

  7. installation troubles 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Feb 2016

    I drive a 2009 Audi TT. My assumption after reading and watching videos of the installation that there is no prior work required. Unknowing to me my Audi does not have a visible tow Hook. I may have to remove the fog light to make it work and install it. Have yet to fully install.

    Gave the product 5 stars because it's appears to be great I am just having trouble personally installing it. I may need to return the product but need some free time this weekend to take a look and see if it's a feasible installation.

  8. Love not spoiling the looks of my Audi grill! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2015

    It's everything I expected. Very easy to install, just like the video. It would be helpful if the screws attaching the license plate to the bracket were a bit longer especially if you also use a license plate frame as I do. Also, after completing the installation I noticed (as others have commented) that the bracket rubs against the bumper. I wish I noticed this in advance and put a plastic washer between the bracket and the bumper.

  9. Beats paying $350 for a front plate 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Nov 2015

    The only drawback to this particular mount is the fact it actually contacts the bumper. I tried mounting it with the angle going both ways, but there was not a way to mount it horizontally and NOT contact the bumper. I even added 3 washers between the bracket and the shaft, which helps, but doesn't eliminate the contact.
    Also, Colorado requires the front license plate to be at least 12" from the ground, and the Platypus bracket only gives me about 10.5". It probably won't be an issue, but just to let folks know.
    I purchased the front license plate bracket for my 2001 TT roadster in lieu of taking it in to the dealership, having them remove the blank bumper faceplate, install a metal backing and new faceplate. This would have run at least $250 just for parts.

  10. does not work on Audi Q3 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Oct 2015

    Doesn't fit but Craven is taking it back with no problems

  11. Simply the best! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jul 2015

    After an accident decided to keep the clean look of the grill on my Audi A3. I did an extensive research on tow hook plate mounts. Sure you can get some for half the price, but then don't complain when it falls off. The Platypus plate mount is well worth the money. Great engineering, simple design, but very solid and well made. Installation can't be any simpler. If you considering tow hook plate mount get Platypus.

  12. Does not work for Audi Q7 2015 1 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jul 2015

    I will be returning this product. It will not work for the Q7 unless you remove part of the grill permanently. Normally, there is a separate hole to mount this on other vehicles, but not on the Q7. I didn't notice the missing hole, yes, probably should have checked more closely. But why sell this when it will not work? This product should not be sold for this car.

  13. Easy to install, high quality materials, perfect fit, A+++ 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th May 2015

    Took 4 minutes to install.

    The metal plate feels very high quality.

  14. This is the only one to buy! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Mar 2015

    Awesome fit and finish. Robust construction, quality materials....do NOT waste your time or money on the cheaper junk that is out there...if it is quality you're looking for ...look no further.
    GREAT customer service as well!!!

    Very happy

  15. love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2015

    couldn't get the center mount off quick enough. luckily, this can be mounted within 5 mins. of receiving. great product, good quality!

  16. great product and easy install! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jan 2015

    very good quality - very sturdy and looks great! about 5 min to install.

  17. Excellent product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Nov 2014

    This device was easily installed, looks wonderful and is about one third the cost of the device provided by the manufacturer not counting the cost of installation and the messy drilling into the bumper cover. Highly recommended!