As we reported before the new Audi A5 will launch breed of the ‘5’ lineup with the A5 convertible already set for debut in November of 2008. But before the arrival of the A5 convertible, Audi will be launching the Audi RS5 in early 2008, just in time to compete with its BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG rivals.
According to CarMagazine, the Audi RS5 will carry a 4.2 liter V8 engine that produces 450 horsepower giving it the ability to go from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.
The car will be developed by Quattro on the A5 chassis and will get the same carbon ceramic brakes found in the R8, 19 inch allow wheels and modified magnetic ride dampers taken from the TT. Pricing is expected to be around BMW M3’s £50,625.
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