Audi’s stunning RS 5 Coupé is a head-turner on the streets and is the first Audi Sport model to incorporate the new RS design philosophy, what with its sweeping curves and little sporty accents in the form of a wider front grille, air inlets and outlets as well as sporty LED headlights, gives this car a very distinct road presence. The unmistakable growl sound of the RS 5 elicits quite a reaction on city streets, in addition to its good looks.
Under the hood, the sports car is powered by an impressive bi-turbo engine pumping out 450h and a torque of 600Nm. It promises a maximum speed of 250 kmph and a 0 to 100 kmph acceleration in an impressive 3.9 seconds. Cruising on the highway as well as on crowded city streets is effortless thanks to the eight-speed transmission, and Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive.
The interiors are characterised by a sporty luxe vibe, with alcantara leather upholstered sports seats and little accents in aluminium and anthracite. The signature flat bottom steering wheel is packed with functions on its three spokes.
Within the small sports car cabin, Audi has managed to pack in tons of little frills like three-zone air conditioning and ambient lighting. The German carmaker is committed to making its luxury cars as technologically sound as possible — and the infotainment system on the dashboard does more than just impress. Audi fans are familiar with the Audi Virtual Cockpit, and in the RS 5, the driver receives comprehensive indication on the car’s vitals like tyre pressure, fuel levels and torque, rendering the driving experience even “smarter”. The car comes fitted with a thumping sound system by Bang & Olufsen, with 19 speakers spread across the car.
In terms of drive experience, the Audi RS 5 lends itself perfectly to high-speed driving on the freeway as well as on crowded city streets, navigating through heavy traffic quite effortlessly.