• Audi RS5 Leads Police on Fastest British Chase

    RS5 as seen by the police chopper infrared camera - shooting heat from exhaust and wheels

Criminals are all too often not the brightest bulbs in the pack and this usually results in them using something like a 1989 Dodge Shadow as their getaway car. Well, not to compliment a robber, but this UK thief took planning to a whole new level and stole himself a real getaway ride, a 450-horsepower Audi RS5.

After his 16th robbery of a UK business, he took off in the RS5 and the police could hardly keep up – seeing the cars they drive, it is no surprise. The dude even outran a helicopter. It wasn’t until he decided to make a stopover at a local apartment complex that he was tracked down and busted.

The police estimated that he was doing upwards of 180 mph during the chase and by the looks of the helicopter camera, his tires gave way at some point and he was shooting sparks from the rims – a tribute to that wonderful Quattro AWD system, if I may add.

Audi RS5 Leads Police on Fastest British Chase
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RS5 as seen by the police chopper infrared camera - shooting heat from exhaust and wheels

In all, this 65-mile run from the cops in a stolen Audi beast – and the multiple robberies – landed this thief in jail for nine years. A rather light sentence for all of those crimes and an extremely fast police chase. We guess they do things a little differently in the UK.

Anyways, check out the above video to see all of the craziness. You’ll notice that the cameras are pretty choppy in the beginning, but the chase section is nice and smooth.


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  (377) posted on 09.3.2012

Does police in UK has insurances? They have the most dangerous job and like on that video they are chasing a high-speed vehicle.

  (647) posted on 09.2.2012

Looking on a good side the Audi RS5 performs well and did manage to escape the police forces in UK.

  (778) posted on 08.31.2012

It’s a light punishment for me. Do they have a bail for this?

  (331) posted on 08.31.2012

I think this is bailable, nine-years is too light for a risky chase.

  (579) posted on 08.30.2012

Are they sure they will be giving that ample punishment of that robber and thief?

  (613) posted on 08.30.2012

It was indeed fastest, and the thrill is also captured on that video.

  (392) posted on 08.29.2012

This will surely bring Audi a great credit. Their cars would surely be used on other chasing missions.

  (528) posted on 08.29.2012

I think it’s too light to have a verdict like that; it almost put the police on the danger side on chasing that dude on the 180MPH run.

  (776) posted on 08.28.2012

That was an example of a wild chase. I don’t believe that UK has been only nine-year imprisonment for the theft.

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