Audi’s auto racing influence is felt in a number of racing series all over the world. And while they don’t count themselves as part of the Formula One grid, the German automaker’s presence in the touring car series is unmistakable.

For the 2012 season, Audi is bringing a pretty snazzy race-tuned sports car to Italy’s version of touring car racing, called the Superstars Series. Similar to the UK’s British Touring Car Championship, the Superstars Series is made up of a grid that features a plethora of automakers, Audi being one of them.

Looking to return to past glory that saw them cop the 2007 Driver’s title and the 2008 Drivers and Constructors titles, Audi will be bringing a race-tuned model of the Audi RS5 back to the series. This model has been carefully fitted with an aggressive aerodynamic body - the intimidating grilles are a sight to behold - and a V8-powered engine that produces a mighty 450 horsepower.

All in all, three RS5 models will comprise the 2012 Superstars Series grid, including one from German tuner MTM, one from Audi Sport Italia, and one from Swedish team KMS.

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  (365) posted on 06.26.2012

Luxury is one of its main quality purpose, aside from its competitive intent.

  (392) posted on 06.25.2012

I agree that the grille is really intimidating.

  (224) posted on 06.22.2012

For sure, Audi did not neglect to pour some amount of elegance.

  (544) posted on 06.21.2012

Audi never fails on producing sporty and luxurious cars at the same time.

  (194) posted on 06.20.2012

I love how Audi’s able to control the amount of elegance and competitiveness of its qualities.

  (683) posted on 06.18.2012

Luxurious and sporty car molded as one by Audi perfectly.

  (831) posted on 06.15.2012

It has the look of a luxury car, but it has the engine of a sporty car.

  (442) posted on 05.17.2012

If it weren’t for its specs and detailed styling via stickers, I would have believed to be a luxury car with a large front fascia.

  (466) posted on 05.13.2012

This is like partly a sports car, and partly a luxury car; the mixture of its aspects creates a confusing vibe. In any case, its engine is also most suitable for a competitive drive.

  (553) posted on 05.10.2012

It isn’t really obvious that it is a race car because of its style, which is more belonging to the elegant quality. Fortunately, its technical specifications are fitted to compete.

  (484) posted on 05.2.2012

This mix of sporty and luxury does no good to its style at all. Its attempt to impress by putting these two qualities together have gone wrong.

  (714) posted on 04.4.2012

Audi’s ideas confuse me to no end. I have no clue on which direction they’re actually heading to; to the luxury side, or to the sporty side? Nonetheless, this one will seem like a misfit among the other race cars.

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