Make no mistakes; inside the luxurious Audi RS5 Coupe is an environment that has enough pampering to keep even the Hollywood stars happy. Remarkable modern materials and notable build quality give a sense of exotic mystique that is highlighted with RS5 sporty overtones. A pleasure to drive and a pleasure to own, the new Audi RS5 Coupe is an excellent GT machine.
Climb on-board the Audi RS5 Coupe, and the elegant sports leather seats envelope you in a nice warm embrace. Side bolster supports hug you round the middle and are essential when it comes to some really quick driving through tight cornering manoeuvres. Clear dials and instrumentation are easily read, and a hint as to how much power lies under the bonnet is suggested with the speedometer indicating three times the legal speed limit. A very simple dash design looks nice, and at the centre of the dash is Audi’s special MMI Navigation Plus system. The high-resolution seven-inch colour display with a high-quality map display, and a function that lets you choose three alternative routes, are provided as part of the MMI’s informative tasks. You can scroll along the map route with the clever joystick map-manoeuvring function, and you can also enjoy a split-screen mode for all the interesting bits of route information.
Audi equips the gallant RS5 Coupe with a voice control system, a premium sound system, a radio with a triple tuner and phase diversity, a hard drive that you can use to store music, MP3 compatibility, and even a DVD player for rear seat occupants. Electric seats, climate control and heated front seats are other top features that make this car so nice to travel long distance.
Very clean exterior lines are so balanced and graceful that it’s a new breed of exotic sports car. The RS5 Coupe is every bit as fast as an HSV or AMG 63 marauder, however the car’s appearance is not so ‘in-your-face” as these two appear. Like a unique Porsche 911 or Nissan 370 Roadster, the RS5 has classiness about the way it appears. With this one, looks are very important. Discerning drivers will love the way the new Audi RS5 Coupe draws the approval of onlookers. Very large twin exhaust pipes and low profile, wide alloys are some of the big exterior indicators of just how fast this car is. A large grille is surrounded either side with big air intakes that look great and fulfil a purpose that’s essential in the cars superior on-road dynamics.
A slippery, smooth outline is perfectly gauged for creating as little disturbance to the flowing stream of air at high speed. The down force steadily increases as the car gains speed very rapidly, and with a top speed of well in excess of 250 km/h, the Audi RS5 Coupe needs superior control. Quattro underpinnings ensure that maximum grip is maintained. Fast cornering and stable, accurate steering at any speed are hallmarks of the classy new Audi RS5 Coupe.
Fire up the RS5 engine and you’re won over right away with the beautiful engine note that blasts its way through the revs. Beating with a 4.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 that can scream through to 8500 rpm and outlay 336 kW, your 0-100 km/h takes little over 4.0 seconds to complete. Flaps in the exhaust are closed at lower rpm to muffle the notes around town. But it’s hard not to open up the engine a little so that the flaps open to pump out glorious, loud engine notes.
Effortless power is matched with shatteringly quick acceleration from any speed, and an aggressive launch-control function revs the engine to about 5000 rpm and then dumps the clutch for super quick take-offs.
One of the major advancements for the new Audi RS5 Coupe is the introduction of an electric power steering (EPS) system. Not only is this lighter but the steering is very predictable has a variable-ratio setup that alters the steering ratio (weight or feel) on the fly.
You also have the option of equipping the RS5 Coupe with carbon-ceramic front brakes. Whether standard or ceramic, the Audi RS5 Coupe stops extremely well and is completely void of brake fade.
In every Audi RS5 there are systems within systems. These systems make this a highly advanced vehicle to drive. Features like adaptive headlights, Audi Drive Select (adjusts the car’s chassis components at the touch of a button) and a rear spoiler that automatically extends at speeds above 120 km/h all add up to making this a supremely satisfying car to drive.
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