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Audi RS5 Spy Photos on the Ring?

 Audi RS5 Spy Photos on the Ring?
Audi RS5 Spy Photos on the Ring / CarPix

Previously spotted in the American desert, another Audi RS5 prototype has made its way to Germany's Nurburgring Nordschleife. Once again, sending mixed signals, the RS5 is sporting the quad exhaust pipes from its less powerful S5 sibling, as two large oval pipes are normally characteristic of the ultra-sporty RS series.

Therefore, we are left with two possibilities to consider. Either a meaner looking RS style front bumper upgrade is in the works for the S5, perhaps for greater stylistic differentiation from the rest of the A5 range, or it is indeed the RS5 using an S5 test mule body.

With an expected debut in Detroit in January with a possible 450hp 4.0-liter turbocharged TFSI V8 engine, we hope to see new prototypes soon looking more production ready with bigger wheels and flared RS style fenders.

Published Oct 7, 2008 9:35 am By Brian Potter
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 carnography carnography
You punks will never understand AUDI design; it's meant to whisper not shout. Although in RS guise, they shout mostly from their evocative engines! This is the RS4 coupe that should have been made in the 1st place.
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October 14, 2008 5:32 pm
 gunther gunther
BenXXL, What the F@#$ are you doing here, are you lonely?, I do not understand why NON Audi fans talk about Audi. Go somewehere else please
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October 13, 2008 11:25 am
 benxxl benxxl
And another boring Audi...
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October 8, 2008 10:47 am
 metatron metatron
THe difference between an Audi and any any Nissan to date is refinement. Have you seen the interior or build quality of a gtr . I have and I have driven one. Yes it is bad azz but it is no Audi RS. It takes more than speed to be a refined sports car and the GTR is not refined.
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October 8, 2008 4:02 am
 kevoluetion kevoluetion
Looks hot, cant wait to see the official Audi photos. I'd be very impressed if it can get close to GTR specs.
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October 8, 2008 3:59 am
 The_woo_factor The_woo_factor
I really respect the GTR. What an achievement! RS5 I will definitely love when it comes out.
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October 8, 2008 3:16 am
 AUDINICK AUDINICK
Proof of RS : built-in spoiler in the rear !
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October 7, 2008 10:26 pm
 unknownuser unknownuser
This is nice
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October 7, 2008 9:18 pm
 Pentium Pentium
this car is stunning!
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October 7, 2008 4:16 pm
 JackJack JackJack
It'll be impossible to make the RS5 compete against the GT-R. What'll happen to R8 sales. I think an improved V10 R8 might work better against the GT-R It's difficult to tell if this is the RS5 or a modified S5. It's got no disguise at all. I wonder whether Audi would go through so much trouble to disguise the RS5 as a S5 just to do a few laps on the ring. It'll be much more practical to just use the camo. But then again I'm not driving in that car, so I won't know what's under the hood.
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October 7, 2008 4:01 pm
 911fnatic 911fnatic
Looks great from the front but not so much from the back? Will likely be a demon on the road though.
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October 7, 2008 3:22 pm
 wisp wisp
GTR is giving Porsche a hell of a fight. i honestly can't see Audi achieving GTR levels with the RS5 - maybe it's possible with the RS8.
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October 7, 2008 3:16 pm
 swifthead swifthead
I heard about that their engineers have a task to make it like Nissan GT-R!!! Powerful coupe, AWD and nice looking...
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October 7, 2008 2:49 pm
 AUDINICK AUDINICK
This is the RS model! Nobody tests facelifts on the Nurburgring!
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October 7, 2008 2:47 pm