Audi revealed its brand new second-gen RS5 Coupé at the Geneva motor show this year. The model is considerably bigger than its predecessor.
The new performance coupé gets a new twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine developing 450hp. It sports a restyled chassis featuring a five-link front and rear suspension, coupled with Audi Sport’s Dynamic Ride Control system offering variable damping control.
In attempt to reduce the overall weight of the car, Audi Sport is also offering the car with a carbon-fibre roof, which is claimed to contribute to a 60kg reduction in kerb weight over the old RS5 Coupé, despite a 74mm increase in overall length for the new model.
The RS5 stands out from other recently released second-gen A5 Coupé models due to the incorporation of the traditional RS exterior styling. A wider single-frame grille featuring a high gloss black honeycomb insert, a new front bumper sporting larger air ducts and an intricate splitter element and headlamps with tinted graphics for the standard LED projectors are some of the distinctive factors. The front fenders have been widened by 15mm and feature ‘quattro blisters’, together with additional vertical air ducts along the outer edges of the headlamps. The exterior mirrors get a carbon-fibre optic and the side sills have been widened with high gloss black elements.
The rear fenders have also been extended by 15mm with more elaborate quattro blisters, a boot deck lid spoiler, a newly styled bumper housing, a prominent diffuser in high gloss black and two signature oval tailpipes. The new model will be running on 19-inch wheels – upgrading to 20-inch wheels is an option too. Additional styling options in either high gloss black or matt aluminium will also be available with the car.