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There’s a certain romanticism that comes with the combination of performance cars and a low V8 growl that isn’t the same with fewer cylinders. Maybe that’s why Audi decided to pull all the stops for this last iteration of their 4.2-liter S5, making a car we’re already nuts for even sweeter.
The next S5, you see, will move to a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 that will build on past performance and please most enthusiasts, but leave the nostalgic few puffing cigars and chatting about S5 exhaust notes of old. The out-of-the-box torquey grunt associated with the S5 will also exit stage left.
That’s why all fans who can manage to muster the cash should drop those cigars and try to get their hands on this Audi Exclusive build, after all there are only 125 being made.
From the outside-in here’s why this is the best S5 ever. To start, they’re all painted in Daytona Grey, a color otherwise reserved for RS models. They also get 19-inch Rotor design rims. Pop open the door, though, and you’ll see where Barry Hoch, Audi of America’s A4/S4/A5/S5/RS 5 product planner really got his hands dirty.
The seats are a real eye grabber: two-tone Polar Silver and Black S5 sport seats stitched together with silver thread stand out with brilliant style. The same black and leather wraps the armrests, shifter and steering wheel. The floor mats are bordered by the same silver leather found in the seats, completing the well-executed color contrast. Wide weave carbon fiber trim runs throughout the cabin and surrounds the piano-black instrument cluster.