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 7th, 2008 4:35pm 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.
Oct 15th, 2008 12:32am
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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
Oct 13th, 2008 6:25pm
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benxxl benxxl
And another boring Audi...
Oct 8th, 2008 5:47pm
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kevoluetion kevoluetion
And another boring comment
Oct 9th, 2008 1:14pm
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xenomorph xenomorph
BenXXL? XXL... he's probably too fat to fit in Audi's so he wouldn't know any better to say something so stupid.
Oct 9th, 2008 6:32pm
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benxxl benxxl
LOL! Good one! Well actually the "XXL" refers to something different... ;-) BTT: Honestly all Audis look the same. Agree?
Oct 10th, 2008 1:13am
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Audinator Audinator
Oct 15th, 2008 7:19am
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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.
Oct 8th, 2008 11:02am
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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.
Oct 8th, 2008 10:59am
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The_woo_factor The_woo_factor
I really respect the GTR. What an achievement! RS5 I will definitely love when it comes out.
Oct 8th, 2008 10:16am
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Proof of RS : built-in spoiler in the rear !
Oct 8th, 2008 5:26am
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unknownuser unknownuser
This is nice
Oct 8th, 2008 4:18am
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Pentium Pentium
this car is stunning!
Oct 7th, 2008 11:16pm
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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.
Oct 7th, 2008 11:01pm
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tootall tootall
You'll be surpprise as to what difference a guick engine, front bumper, pipes and decal swap can do. Not to mention, they'll save some money by not having to deal with those camo companies.
Oct 9th, 2008 2:40pm
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booost booost
Looks great from the front but not so much from the back? Will likely be a demon on the road though.
Oct 7th, 2008 10:22pm
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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.
Oct 7th, 2008 10:16pm
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sub39h sub39h
they aren't gonna call a super R8 the RS8 cos that's what audi wanna call the super A8 (A8/S8/RS8). i agree with you tho. i'm a massive audi fan but the GT-R is as fast around the Top Gear test track as an F430 Scud. i can't see an RS5 being that quick
Oct 7th, 2008 10:30pm
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swifthead swifthead
I heard about that their engineers have a task to make it like Nissan GT-R!!! Powerful coupe, AWD and nice looking...
Oct 7th, 2008 9:49pm
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ShinyG ShinyG
You can only trust an engineer to make an Audi to look as "nice" as the GTR! I surely hope Audi NEVER tries to make a car as appalling as the GTR when it comes to styling...
Oct 8th, 2008 12:45am
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This is the RS model! Nobody tests facelifts on the Nurburgring!
Oct 7th, 2008 9:47pm
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