Audi RS5

Audi RS5

  The Audi RS5 is factory tuned hardcore sports car from the German automaker with a more aggressive front end, wider wheel arches and brushed aluminum mirror covers while the interior will be filled with plenty of carbon fiber. Under the hood, the Audi RS5 will be powered by a 4.2 Liter FSI V8 engine and will be coupled with a 7 speed S-tronic gearbox. The power plant will be upgraded to produce 450 HP and will be more than enough to send the RS5 sprinting from 0 to 60 MPH in around 4.5 seconds.

We know the Audi RS5 is close to its debut. It’s already been caught a few times without any disguise. Judging by the license plate, this video is likely of the same unmasked car we saw back in October . That doesn’t matter too much because even if the sight is not new, the sound is. There is something very sweet about hearing the 450 hp 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 being let out of its cage.

Hopefully the next place we see the RS5 will be at the Geneva Motor Show, but Audi still has breathing room before the car’s debut. The production version isn’t set to hit the street until the summer of 2010.

Source: WCF

Porsche seems to be embracing its new role in the Volkswagen Group. Today we’ve already seen news about the Audi R4 and Porsche Boxster/Cayman possibly sharing a platform , now Porsche may be looking to go further into the Audi line. The latest rumor from Germany has Porsche interested in doing some heavy breathing on the A5 /S5 coupe.

Porsche helped launch Audi’s RS line of cars back in 1994 with the RS2 based on the Audi 80 Avant (wagon). Now it seems that Porsche wants to get back in the business of hot-hatch Audis by working with the upcoming RS5 as a base. Speculation pegs the car with 4.2-liter V8 making about 450 hp (over 100 hp more than the S5) and Quattro all-wheel drive. Porsche will help with all aspects of the engineering including reducing the car’s overall weight.

One of the more suspicious parts of this rumor is that this Porsche-tuned package will come in a car known as the A5 Sportback - an A5 with four-doors and a bigger trunk or hatchback. Doesn’t Audi already have a sports sedan/wagon in this segment? (HINT FOR NUBIES: the A5 is the coupe version of the A4 )

Source: AutoCar

AutoExpress caught the future RS5 testing at Germany’s Nürburgring circuit with no disguise. Although a similar car has been seen before, this angle really shows off the swoopy coupe.

Powering the car will likely be a twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 beast that will deliver 450 hp. The 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in less than 5 seconds and top speed will be limited to 155 mph (under the German manufacture’s gentleman’s agreement that most carmakers follow.)

The RS5 will feature deeper front spoiler with larger air intakes, bulging wheelarches, side skirts and huge twin oval exhaust pipes. Sales should begin in 2010 with a price of around £50,000 ($87,500 at current exchange rates).

Source: AutoExpress

One of the biggest M3’s competitor, the Audi RS5 (until now only saw in the spy shots) has been officially confirmed for an world debut at the Detroit Auto Show next January. And a bad news for the US market: the second-generation RS6 will not be sold in here. Need more proof that Europe gets all the good cars?

Shortly after the world premiere of the RS5 in Detroit in January 2009, Audi expects to introduce the new RS4.

In 2012 Audi will unveil the third generation RS6. This indeed will be sold on the US market and will be powered by a 5.0-liter V10 engine. RS6 project manager Jens Koch called the third-generation model "revolutionary" and said it will be "far more RennSport than anything previously developed."

Source: Inside Line

The October issue of the Car Magazine will feature a very interesting article of the 2010 Audi RS5, a model that will be a serious competitor to the BMW M3.

The RS5 will be powered by the same twin-turbo V10 engine from the RS6 with output around 580 hp.

The engine will be mated to Audi’s latest 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission (a.k.a. DSG). The new RS cars will also benefit from Audi Drive Select (ADS) - controlling suspension, steering weight and ratio, throttle mapping, and shift points on S-tronic models.

Source: Car Magazine

Fourtitude revealed the first official information about the future RS4 and RS5. It seems the car will feature the same V8 engine. Power will come from a 4.0 TFSI turbocharged engine, same that will be used for the next-generation A8. This means the output will be around 470 hp.

Audi RS4 and RS5 will get V8 engine

The engine will be mated to Audi’s latest 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission (a.k.a. DSG). The new RS cars will also benefit from Audi Drive Select (ADS) - controlling suspension, steering weight and ratio, throttle mapping, and shift points on S-tronic models.

Considering that spy shots of the RS4 have been circulating on the internet for a long time now, we presume the car is about its debut. Unlike the RS5, which there have been no spy images.

Source: Fourtitude

Here are a few very nice photoshops of the 2009 RS5 made by Quinty. The RS5 is supposed to be launched this autumn at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Audi RS5 renderings

Rumors say it will be powered by Lamborghini 5.2 liter V10 engine that produces 500 horsepower in the Gallardo. Audi will fit the RS5 with Quattro all-wheel-drive. The body will take on a much more aggressive look than the S5 along with a sportier interior.

Source: Fourtitude

About the existence of the TTRS and RS5 coupes we already knew, and now here’s another details about the two new future sports-cars from Audi. The TTRS will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this autumn, while the RS5 will come sometime in 2009.

According to Fourtitude, the TTRS will be powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liters 5-cylinder engine that delivers 350 hp.

About the RS5’s powerplant they only make speculations like everyone else. First choice is a V10 Twin Turbo engine used in the RS6, but they say is an unlikely choice. Second choice is V10 Normally Aspirated, same choice as the Road & Track magazine. Third choice is a 4.2-liter FSI engine that delivers 450 hp and 500 ft-lbs. And finally a V8 Normally Aspirated engine that delivers 420 hp. But which one will actually power the RS5 no one knows at the moment. Only time will tell!

Source: Fourtitude

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