The 2018 Audi RS5: Effortless speed and a magic carpet ride


At this year’s New York International Auto Show, Audi surprised us all with the new RS5 Sportback. Now, it will be a while before that car reaches these shores and we get to drive it, but earlier this year that car’s sibling—the RS5 coupe—went on sale. And we were on hand in Arizona to test it.
Judging by the size of its huge oval tailpipes and armed with the knowledge that it now uses two centrally located turbos, the new Audi RS5 should huff and puff some heavy breathing out those low-restriction exhausts. The newly turbocharged sport coupe trades the old RS5’s naturally aspirated 4.2L V8 with a sky-high 8,200rpm redline and 420hp (313 kW) for a twin-turbo 2.9L V6 that shuts down by 6,500. So, quite literally, the new RS5 blows its way into the mid-400hp pack.
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