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.
The Audi RS V-8 engine is a dreamboat. But is that stock Audi RS5 ’s 4.2-liter V-8 engine with 450 enough to keep pace with twin-turbo BMW’s and Mercedes-Benz super-coupes?
Many auto-bahn drivers would agree that a car like this can do much better than what Audi is offering from factory.
The German tuner McChip-DKR decided the RS5 can be further improved and is offering a tuning kit for pretty much every taste out there. In fact the new kit is offered in three different stages, so you can get the RS5 to the power level you will like - or your wallet will allow.
In stage 1 the V-8’s output was increased up to 550 horsepower, but if you need more you can also opt for a stage 3 of upgrades that will take the final output to an even cooler 600 horsepower. The only problem is that the kit is a little bit expensive and you can pay up to $36,500 for it.
Click past the jump to read more about the Audi RS5 by McChip-DKR.
The gifts just keep coming from Audi ’s quattro performance tuning division: stunning first official images of the brand-new 2014 RS5 Cabriolet, which will be coming to American Audi dealers later this fall.
Joining the R8 and the new RS7 , the RS5 Cabriolet brings enough horsepower and visual aggression to break glass with just one stare. Yes, the Audi’s LEDs are not exactly the friendly smile worn by many cars in traffic. The metallic honeycomb grille is gigantic and looks capable of ingesting a whole family of birds at its 174 mph top speed.
The atmospheric V-8 produces 450 horsepower, with an optional sports exhaust and Black Optics package hiding the twin coffee-can oval exhaust outlets under the diffuser panel. These cans are so large that they define the lower rear graphic of the RS5, and look really incredible with the sharp bumper corners up top. Dark wheels bring standard steel discs with an interesting fluted edge design, but carbon ceramic brakes are available for ultimate autobahn stopping power.
Any tradeoff versus the RS5 coupe yet? Wind in your hair, Audi’s classic aluminum brightwork on the windshield surround, and a flat soft-top all seem better than the coupe. Seating for four is also possible in the RS5 Cab, which loses only 2 cubic-feet of luggage room with the top down.
A $10,000 premium sees RS5 Cab base prices at $78,000, but the optional comfort seats with heat and ventilation look ideal for this beach bruiser, so budget about $85,000 in total for the Black Optics upgrades as well.
Click past the jump for the full review of the 2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet, the hottest four-seat Audi drop-top ever made.
The all-conquering Audi RS5 storms into 2014 with a few detail tweaks that enhance what is already the most extreme four-seat performance car the brand makes. The car packs some changes to the honeycomb grille’s color options and a handful of other refinements like redesigned LED optics out back and adaptive cruise inside.
The RS5 is so hardcore macho that it makes the R8 4.2 seem like a posh cruiser. The engine literally thunder-claps up its rev range in seconds with a bassy baritone from the front and a bellowing growl from the giant exhaust out back.
Audi’s two layers of performance upgrades mean that RS5 can be laser focused on delivering crushing acceleration and track performance at the expense of touring comfort. The increase in drama from the Audi S5 to the RS5 is akin to the C63 AMG versus the C63 AMG Black Series .
Next summer’s new M4 coupe will likely pack all the visual drama and matte paint options of the latest M6 GranCoupe and possibly even run a tri-turbo six-cylinder engine design for the first time. So, the RS6 may find itself fending off a new competitor in about a year’s time.
Click past the jump for the full review of the 2014 Audi RS5 coupe with highlights on cool performance options and the new-for-2014 features.
Back when Audi was planning the RS5 , they promised us a convertible model. Now that the RS5 is alive, well, and leading the British cops on its fastest chase ever, we are anxiously awaiting the RS5 Cabriolet. While there is some time to wait, Audi is at least gracing us with all of the RS5 Cabriolet’s ins and outs.
As you can expect, the Cabriolet takes most of its queues from the hardtop model, but is does have its own little styling differences – besides the rag top, of course. With fierce competition coming from BMW and Mercedes , how well can this newcomer in the performance convertible realm really do? We’re going to into all of the specifications and features that Audi has graced us with and give you a full review of what to expect from this new model.
UPDATE 06/05/2013: Audi unveiled a new video showing the RS5 Cabriolet in action through the impressive landscape of Mallorca. Enjoy!
Click past the jump to read the full review and see how it stacks up to the competition.
If looks could kill, then we don’t want any part of this Audi RS5 in our crosshairs.
Those red headlights alone are enough to make us twitch in fear, but for aftermarket company OSS Designs, this build, which it described as a "pissed off stormtrooper," is one it hit completely out of the park.
OSS Designs had some help from Vossen Wheels, but for the most part, this RS5 Coupe had the imprint of OSS through and through.
In itself, the RS5 already looks and performs like a tried-and-true sports coupe, complete with the pedigree of being built by one of the industry’s preeminent automakers in Audi .
But just like every car, there’s always room for some aesthetic and aerodynamic improvements. OSS proved as much with this bodykit that will clearly attract some serious attention from owners of the Audi sports car.
Heck, if we had one of our own, we wouldn’t mind getting this kit installed on it.
Click past the jump to read more about OSS Design’s program for the Audi RS5
Audi unveiled its DTM race car for the 2013 racing season — the new RS 5 DTM — at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. There will be eight different RS 5 DTMs entering the 2013 DTM and the driver lineup will include Jamie Green (Great Britain) and two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström (Sweden).
The new DTM racecar was developed in accordance with the regulations announced by DTM officials for the 2013 racing season. Still, the DTM version offers pretty much the same performance data as the current RS5 : a 4.2 liter V8 engine delivering a total of 450 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and a peak torque of 317.15 pound-feet available between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm.
Unlike the production version, however, the DTM version will feature a pretty aggressive aerodynamic kit, updated front and rear suspension with double wishbones, and a hydraulic dual-circuit brake system.
The new Audi RS5 DTM will make its racing debut between April 26th and 29th at Barcelona, Spain and from April 9th to 12th at Hockenheim.
The RS version of the new Audi A5 is one car that definitely needs no upgrades, but German tuner, ABT Sportsline, chose to do it anyways. The tuner will unveil its RS5-R tuning kit, which will upgrade both the look and the engine output of the RS5, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
For the exterior, ABT prepared an aerodynamic kit that includes a new front apron, front splitter, side skirts and rear wing - all made in carbon fiber. The car sits on a set of 20-inch alloy wheels combined with high-performance tires. For the interior, ABT combined the highest quality black and red Alcantara with carbon-fiber insertions on the door panels. The bucket seats received racing stripes and for increased safety a stainless-steel roll cage and four-point seat belts.
The best upgrades were made under the hood where the tuner combined the V-8 engine with a new exhaust system with lateral dual pipes. As a result, the standard 450 horsepower output has been increased by 20 horsepower and the 0-to-60 mph sprint is now made in 4.6 seconds - 0.3 seconds quicker than standard version.
We know that for Valentine’s Day – yes, guys, today is the big “V-day” – you usually give your loved one candy or flowers, but what if your loved one is a real Audi fanatic? You can easily imagine that for someone like this, candy or flowers won’t do the trick, so, what’s the solution then?
Well, Audi has offered up its own gift for its Valentines and we have to admit, it looks a little bit creepy, but for some people this might be the perfect gift. We are talking about a very cool artwork: the Audi Heart concept. It is the heart of an Audi RS5 that has been reorganized to create ventricles, valves, pumps and an aorta.
In the Audi RS5, the V8 engine develops a total of 450 horsepower and a peak torque of 317 pound-feet. We hope that all of you Audiphiles receive this wonderful Valentine in your Valentine’s Day box today!
We pretty much know all that there is to know about the upcoming Audi RS5 Cabrio . We already know that it’s debuting in Germany in early-2013 and coming to the U.S. sometime later in the same year. However, we still have yet to see the actual car. Sure, renderings are great, but we want to see, feel and sniff this beauty for a few minutes.
Well, we’ll all get our chance at the 2013 North American International Auto Show this month, as the RS5 Cabrio will make its debut there. We also were not 100-percent certain if the RS5 Cabrio would be a 2013 model or a 2014 model here in The States, but from what we’re hearing, it will be a 2014 model year. Of course, it will remain a 2013 model year in the European market, as it is well before the cutoff.
In case you need a refresher course, the 2014 RS5 Cabrio will carry a 4,163 cc V-8 engine that wallops the concrete with 450 horsepower and 317.15 pound-feet of torque. This is enough power to launch the RS5 Cabrio to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.9 seconds. Audi will limit its top speed at 155.34 mph, but you can request to have the limiter removed if you prefer 173.98 mph winds blowing through your hair.
We’ll update you with all of the real-life images of the RS5 Cabrio once Audi unveils it.
After testing it for quite some time now, Audi will be unveiling the new RS5 Cabrio at the end of September at the Paris Auto Show, but the first details on the car will be dropped on September 6th.
Just like with the coupe version , the RS5 Cabrio will be powered by a 4.2 liter V8 engine with an output of 450 HP and a peak torque of 317.15 lb-ft available between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The engine will be combined with Audi’s seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel drive system. This powerful engine will be combined with an improved suspension, more powerful brakes and a revised steering system.
"For over 15 years, Audi RS models have represented the dynamic vanguard of the Audi model lineup. RS fascination lives on in the new Audi RS 5 Cabriolet – the perfect combination of power and elegance."