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Audi RS5 Latest Spy Photos

 Audi RS5 Latest Spy Photos
Audi RS5 prototype spy photo in Spain / CarPix

At least 450hp, 0-100km/h in less than 5 seconds

Audi's 2010 RS5 coupe has once again been spotted undergoing high performance testing on Germany's famous Nürburgring.

While the new photos don't reveal any additional details, the matte black paint scheme is simply out of this world. Up front, the RS5 is distinguished by larger, more aggressive air intakes and a revised mesh grille. Other styling tweaks include 15-spoke alloy wheels, a more pronounced rear spoiler, and a massive dual exhaust system.

As we have previously reported, the RS5 will come equipped with a powerful 4.2-liter V8 engine with at least 450hp (331kW). Boasting quattro AWD and a standard six-speed manual transmission (a seven-speed R Tronic gearbox will be optional), the RS5 is expected to accelerate from 0-100km/h in less than 5 seconds. Audi will likely limit the top speed to 250km/h (155mph), but aftermarket tuners will surely fix that.

Look for the 2010 Audi RS5 to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

[UPDATE 18.08.2009] five more photos added to article.

 

Published Aug 18, 2009 11:15 am By Michael Gauthier
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Geefiasco
BEAST!
Aug 21, 2009 12:07 am
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MTC
absolutely beautiful, can't wait for it
Aug 20, 2009 7:49 pm
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EH?
i like it but the m3 e92 is slightly quicker and a strong rival
Aug 19, 2009 11:56 pm
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hankm00dy
looks like the rear spoiler retracts? nice touch.
Aug 19, 2009 11:40 pm
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Zenth
There's 7 speed on the R-Tronic gearbox? Isn't it suppose to be S-Tronic?
Aug 19, 2009 4:25 pm
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Fawzi Mufti
I bet that it will be slower than the M3 on TopGear's board..
Aug 19, 2009 7:58 am
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MasterA
Gimme Gimme Gimme! Me likes (:
Aug 19, 2009 2:23 am
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psdrei
S-Tronic will be optinal not R Tronic
Aug 18, 2009 11:59 pm
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miladjuckel
i don't understand why it can't get the same power as the rs6
Aug 18, 2009 11:50 pm
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scratchy996
because the mass orgasm of all Audi fans would move the Earth out of it's orbit.
Aug 19, 2009 1:21 am
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Vision7
SImply because it will not fit. Consider the difference in size between the A/S/RS6 and the A/S/RS5 and the amount of work that needed to be done to simply shoehorn a twin-turbo V10 and all it's auxiliaries into the engine bay of the RS6. If Audi wants to maintain some form of profitability, they would not even be capable of doing it. Mind you, what I am most interested in is the return of the twin-turbo V6 for a future RS4, as Audi did develop the new 3.0T (Supercharged) motor alongside a twin-turbo variant. It could be all quite interesting.
Aug 19, 2009 1:49 am
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catchmyshadow
a V10 doesn`t fit in there, simple as that well said
Aug 19, 2009 2:27 am
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carbonsigma
The A5 is an A4 coupe, so logically it would get the A4/S4/RS 4 engines.
Aug 19, 2009 2:27 am
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sideskraper
the a5 series came out first so the a4 actually trails it. i quite like the s5 with the v8 (much nicer than the T5 in the updated model)
Aug 19, 2009 6:45 am
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2010S5
I don't think the A5s came out first. The A5s are built on the last generation A4 platforms if I remember correctly.
Aug 20, 2009 2:02 am
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EMBJATI85
how come they dont put the 5.2 twin turbo in this
Aug 18, 2009 11:49 pm
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HEMI426
So far Audi is the only one who brings out a new amg and M competitor without turbo's. I loved this engine in the RS4 and this one can only be better.
Aug 18, 2009 9:25 pm
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McNamara68
the only AMG turbos are the 6.0L engines in the 65 cars. other than that, they're all naturally aspirated.
Aug 18, 2009 10:39 pm
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motorjedi
Uh, the RS6 has always been turbocharged. As is the TT-RS. Even the S4 is supercharged. All the BMW M cars (except the awful X5 and X6, which aren't really M cars anyway) are naturally aspirated. And what McNamara said.
Aug 19, 2009 3:38 am
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BrianWCF
5 more photos taken in Spain have been added to article.
Aug 18, 2009 9:20 pm
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TheAlchemist
Ooops! Just soiled my pants a little.
Aug 18, 2009 8:44 pm
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M!
so little interest in this car, as seen by number of responses here. audi should consider making their RS's a little more radical. they have the S' to be mildly sporty.
Aug 18, 2009 8:37 pm
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catchmyshadow
i disagree, if u visit car forums around the world, u would see a very high interest in it. but there have been many threads about RS5 spy pics in the last few months and these pics don`t reveal anything really new.
Aug 18, 2009 10:18 pm
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McNamara68
i think there is plenty of interest, surprisingly. i agree with you M! that the R line ought to be a bit more expressive. to someone other than an audi fanboy, the differences between a regular audi, an S, and an R are hardly discernible.
Aug 18, 2009 10:39 pm
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DeleteThisAccount
Audi has based their entire design language on subtlety. A few refined lines to change/update a car. It would go against their entire philosophy to build something that is "radical" to the eye. Though I agree with you, all cars have a target market. Maybe the Audi RS line just isn't for us. Maybe what you really want is the Mercedes Black Edition.
Aug 18, 2009 10:52 pm
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2010S5
"larger, more aggressive air intakes"..From the pictures, they don't even look like proper air intakes, just plastic covers designed to look like intakes. Even the A5 and S5 don't have air intakes besides the front grille. They're just plastic covers made to resemble air intakes.
Aug 18, 2009 7:55 pm
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scratchy996
those are intakes, designed to cool the brakes.
Aug 19, 2009 1:18 am
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2010S5
If you've ever seen an A5 or S5 in person, they are plastic covers, not intakes.
Aug 20, 2009 1:05 am
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effington
WCF its probably worth noting the front and rear fender changes/extensions (and therefore wider track) for those are clearly not the standard items!
Aug 18, 2009 5:07 pm
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p3ps1m4n
DREAM CAR!!
Aug 18, 2009 4:28 pm
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