Audi unveils special edition S5, signifying the end of the V8 S5

Audi disappointed a good amount of enthusiasts when they dropped the S5’s 4.2L naturally-aspirated V8—the same engine that saw duty in previous versions of the S4, most notably the RS4, the Audi R8 and many more—in favor of a 3.0L TFSI Supercharged V6.

But fans of the original S5 will be relieved to hear that Audi has just unveiled a special edition of the S5 via their Facebook page. And no, it’s not powered by the latter 3.0L V6, but the original 4.2L V8.

But that’s not all. Audi’s Exclusive department got their hands on this last hoorah for the V8 S5 and treated it with fancy two-tone leather and stitching, unique 19-inch Rotor design wheels and a special Daytona Grey paint finish.

Only 125 S5 Special Editions will be produced and it can be had in either a 6-speed manual (the ideal cog swapper) or Audi’s Tiptronic automatic (you’d be mad to opt for this).

Prices have been estimated to start at $68,700 for the manual and $69,900 for the Tiptronic.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: Fourtitiude