Audi RS5 – new car model, which has been launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2009. One of our most anticipated new cars has sportier look of the new body adds significantly to the already good looking Audi coupé.
Audi RS5 keeps improving the high-revving V-8. The front of this new car model look likes to the same design as the TT-RS, the back reminds of another iconic coupe; the Maserati Gran Turismo.
Audi’s 4.2-liter V-8 makes 450 hp at 8250 rpm, and maximum torque is 317 lb-ft, available between 4000 and 6000 rpm. The characteristics of this model are the following: hand-built engine is direct-injected and closely related to the 420-hp V-8 which powers the R8 supercar. Top speed is electronically governed at 155 mph or 174 mph. The RS5’s standard all-wheel-drive system sends 60 percent of the power to the rear under normal conditions, but the new, self-locking crown gear differential can shift up to 70 percent of the power forward or 85 percent to the rear if necessary. The torque-vectoring rear differential is an option that adds considerable weight, but works beautifully.
The Audi RS5 sits 0.8 inch lower than the A5, and 19-inch wheels are standard. Five-spoke, 20-inch wheels are optional, as are carbon-ceramic brakes. The rear spoiler, which automatically deploys at 75 mph and retracts at 50, is exclusive to the RS5.
Audi will decide to bring it to the U.S.—especially since the S5 coupe will eventually lose its V-8 in favor of the more efficient but less emotional supercharged V-6 that powers the S4 and the S5 convertible.
New sporty coupe shows that Audi is not only capable of creating sleek and sexy saloons, but also incredibly aggressive, fast and furious coupes as well. The 2011 Audi RS5 is sculpted with sport-appeal inside and out – from the ultra supportive race-style front seats to the spoiler and winglet-laden front fascia – this Audi means business.