Even though Audi recently unveiled the new RS5 Cabrio, the coupe version of it remains the most important car in the German company’s lineup because it is their direct competitor for the BMW M3. The car has a different recipe than the M3, and to make a long story short, it’s not as good as the Bimmer if you look at it as a sports coupe. But what’s it like as a GT if we gloss over the M3 malarkey?
Carlos Lago takes the RS5 to the race track as well as some winding roads to find out.
The RS5 has some bold specs to boast about. Its 4.2 FSI engine, a high-revving, normally aspirated V8, produces 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm, with the peak torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) available between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The high-performance coupe accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.5 seconds. Audi will increase the electronically governed top speed to 280 km/h (173.98 mph) upon request. The 4.2 FSI consumes an average of just 10.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (22.40 US mpg) on average