2012 Detroit: 2013 Audi RS5 lands in the United States, goes on sale spring 2012

This is the moment many sports sedan fans waited for: the new 2013 Audi RS5 is out: 450 bhp to four wheels, and 174 (limited) miles per hour thanks to a naturally aspirated 4.2 liter V8. Stability control can be switched off completely, 15 inch carbon ceramic brakes can be fitted as can 20 inch rims.

If your idea of involvement involves a manual transmission, you will be just a tad sad, but if lap times are what you are interested in, then you probably will be happy with the seven speed dual clutch automated manual.

It started (though I am sure I will be corrected) with the Porsche Boxster’s pop-up spoiler, and continues today in the 2013 Audi RS5: at 75 mph, the decklid spoiler extends and retracts at 50 mph. If you find yourself behind a debadged Audi, twin oval exhausts denote the RS5 along with a specific rear diffuser.

− 4.2 FSI with 450 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque
− High-revving concept delivers and incredible 108 hp/liter
− Top speed electronically limited to 174 mph
− Optional sport exhaust with black tailpipe trims and active acoustic flaps


− Seven-speed S tronic transmission with launch control program
− Newly-developed crown-gear center differential for quattro® drivetrain is lightweight and attains a high efficiency ratio


− Sporty configuration that renders the body 0.8 inches lower than Audi A5
− 19-inch forged alloy wheels fitted with 265/35 tires; optional 20-inch wheels and 275/30 tires
− Standard Audi drive select with sports rear differential


− Beautiful coupé styling with new more muscular hood and RS-specific grille, splitter, diffuser and bumpers
− Adaptive xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and taillights standard
− Flared fenders with the crisp horizontal upper edges are reminiscent of a classic Audi quattro sport


− Sport seats with integrated head rests in Fine Nappa Leather
− RS-design carbon fiber inlays


− Audi adaptive cruise control
− Audi side assist
− Audi advanced key with red starter ring
− Audi MMI Navigation plus with Audi connect™
− Bang & Olufsen Sound System (14 speakers, 505 watts)
− Audi dynamic steering

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– By: Sawyer Sutton