Audi RS5 Video Includes Track Duty Alongside the Original Quattro

Audi RS5 Video Includes Track Duty Alongside the Original Quattro

After its debut at the Geneva Auto Swow last week, Audi has released several videos of the new RS5, including some track footage alongside the original Quattro – the car that started it all. Taking after the Quattro, the RS5 is a mean machine with sexy styling. It is powered by the same 4.2-liter V8 found in the RS4 or R8, but output has been upped to a total of 450-hp at 8250 rpm, while maximum torque of 317 ft-lbs is available from 4000 to 6000 rpm. Combined with Audi’s S-tronic dual-clutch 7-speed transmission, quattro all-wheel drive and a 3,803 lb curb weight the RS5 can accelerate to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds.

Featured for the first time on the RS5 is Audi’s new crown-gear differential, which allows for up to 70 percent of the power to be distributed to the front wheels, or as much as 85 percent to the rear wheels. Under normal operation, the RS5 has a 40:60 rear-bias. In addition, the RS5 features an electronic limited slip differential, that slows the inside wheel in a turn when wheel spin is detected. Plus, an optional sport differential will be made available, distributing power between the rear wheels.

The RS5 sits 0.79 inches lower than the A5 and comes standard with 19-inch wheels (20s are optional). Other highlights include 14.37-inch, 8-piston front brakes, as well as optional carbon-fiber brake discs. There’s also Audi’s drive-select program to control different levels of throttle response, steering, transmission gear changes, the sport differential and even the exhaust system. As for the big rear spoiler, it pops up at speeds above 74 mph and automatically retracts at 50 mph.

Check out both videos after the jump:

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  • Innocentia

    Im a gal of 18.Ive always been fascinated abt cars especially the brand Audi.Recently I waz out 2 the Mall and there it waz an Audi RS 5(red)..I cudnt hold myself I just hd 2 capture 1 or 2 pics.I LOVE IT!! It is sexy, bold,strong,and intriguing(MY DREAM CAR).LET ME JUST SAY \I WAZ INSPIRED\.

  • Tim

    I was not aware that the RS5 was being imported to the US as of yet….

    Does anyone have the facts??

    Currently have a RS6 and Audi has yet to import a sedan with near the performance of the RS6. The S6 and S8 certainly don’t cut it…of course the R8 is there, but certainly a different class of car.


  • Mike

    I’m fortunate enough to have a 2003 RS6 – all I can say is I still smile EVERY time I get behind the wheel. I’d love to get a new one but can’t see that happening when the new RS’s have an engine that just doesn’t compare with the old one. It seems like Audi lost its designs as NASA lost the Saturn rocket designs.