Published on March 22nd, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Gran Turismo Audi RS5 Coupe
The new Audi RS5 Coupe is the gran turismo among the RS models from Audi Sport. The high-performance Coupe combines elegant aesthetics with high everyday usability. The car’s V6 bi-turbo has been developed from the ground up and provides significantly more performance coupled with higher efficiency.
The new Audi RS5 Coupe demonstrates its sporty character as a gran turismo at first glance. The designers drew inspiration for the car from the distinctive motorsport details of the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO. The front, sides and rear exhibit RS-typical differentiation.
In comparison with the A5 Coupe, the Singleframe radiator grille appears broader and flatter thanks to its new honeycomb structure. It bears both the quattro lettering and the RS5 emblem. Beneath it, a blade in contrasting color runs between the air inlets, connecting these with one another. These also adopt the three-dimensional honeycomb structure and underline the dynamism of the RS5 Coupe.
The standard headlights use LED technology, while the optional Matrix LED headlights are distinguished by their darker tinted bezels. Alongside them are additional lateral air inlets, which make this top-performing athlete appear even wider and more aggressive.
The front of the Audi RS5 Coupe looks sportily aggressive thanks to massive air inlets and RS bumpers with a blade in contrasting color. The broad Singleframe with high-sheen black honeycomb grille and quattro lettering highlights an aluminum-look frame. A sharply drawn shoulder line in the form of the characteristic wave lends the new
Audi RS5 Coupe an emotively elegant expression. For the first time, it now has a three-dimensional form and thus creates interplay between light and shadow. quattro blisters on the flanks emphasize the pronounced bulges over the wheel arches, which have been widened by 15 millimeters (0.6 in). The widened door sills are painted in the vehicle color and also feature inserts in black or optionally carbon. The exterior mirror housings are in matt aluminum look and optionally also in carbon, in the vehicle color or in black.
Sporty accents on the short rear end come in the form of the RS-specific diffuser insert, the oval tailpipes of the RS exhaust system and the vertical air outlets on the outer edges of the LED rear lights. A surface-mounted spoiler lip in black, or optionally in carbon, rounds out the image.
The styling packages – gloss black, carbon and matt aluminum – provide even more customization options. Overall, the Audi RS5 Coupe is available in seven colors, with Audi Sport also offering the exclusive paint color Sonoma green metallic. In the Audi exclusive range, there are also numerous freely selectable exterior paint finishes available.
With the newly developed 2.9 TFSI, Audi has drawn upon the legendary 2.7 liter V6 from the first RS4 Avant. Produced between 1999 and 2001, it delivered 380hp. Just like the 2.7 liter engine, the new high-performance V6 is also designed as a bi-turbo engine. In comparison with its direct predecessor, a freely-aspirated, high-revving V8 unit, its pulling power and efficiency attain a whole other dimension.
From 1,900 to 5,000 rpm, the 2.9 TFSI supplies the crankshaft with an impressive 600 Nm of torque, which is 170 Nm more than on the previous model. With its 450 hp – which equates to a power ratio of 155.5 hp per liter displacement – the unit accelerates the new RS5 Coupe from zero to 100 km/h in an impressive 3.9 seconds and thus six tenths of a second faster than before. If the customer orders the RS dynamic package, Audi increases the electronically restricted top speed from 250 km/h to 280 km/h.