Audi RS5 Pikes Peak Racer Unveiled

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

After teasing a special RS5 for the 90th Pikes Peak Hill Climb earlier in the week, Audi has now dropped a set of photos of the car.

Along with the RS5, Audi also revealed a special entrant from Ducati, saying, “Audi and Ducati are teaming up at Pikes Peak to celebrate their common heritage at this iconic mountain.” This set of photos shows a fully liveried RS5 and a pair of dressed up Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak editions, though no information is available yet on the bikes or the car.

The regular RS5 uses a 4.2-liter V8, sourced from the R8, with 444 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a seven-speed S tronic transmission, the RS5 uses Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system, which is crucial for a hill climb like Pikes Peak. The standard coupe can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds, before reaching a top speed which has been electronically limited at 155 mph.

Full stats on the car should be released later on today.

GALLERY: Audi RS5, Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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