Fun to drive, Aggressive looks, Great performance, Limited Production.
By marshallplacid on
2013 Audi RS 5 quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (4.2L 8cyl 7AM)
Fun to drive, yet with drive select, you can make it as aggressive a ride as you want.
Custom your modes into 16 combinations
Transmission = VERY smooth gear changing.
Exhaust sound = loud downshifts, great sounding upshifts and acceleration sounds.
Exterior design = subjective.
To me, it was aggressive in a very good way.
Uniqueness = only 1,500 to be sold and made for the North American market for 2013 and 2014 (check NA Audi President Scott Keogh's video interview).
Performance = Based on caranddriver's lightning lap times, it beats the M3, M5, M6, and V8 R8 by a slim margin.
Mileage = just enough efficiency to omit the Green tax.
1-Sport mode + Comfort mode together = smooth ride + loud exhaust sounds (the pipes open)
2-Aggressively great looks.
I receive many, many looks from passer-bys and other cars.
I also get many, many people checking out the car while I am in it.
Some thumbs up.
3-You get the same V8 4.2L engine as the V8 R8.
And, it beats the R8 in lap times as well (caranddriver lightning laps 2013).
4-Big trunk for a coupe.
5-Gimmicky... but... the motorized rear spoiler is a treat!
I leave it up all the time, but it makes the RS5 look better.
6-The DRL LEDs are out of this world!
No other coupe even comes close.
All other coupes/GTs are playing catch up.
7-Limited availability. I was lucky.
To my knowledge, the interior is almost the same as the pre-facelift A5/S5 in North America.
BUT, still good quality throughout the cabin.
Just needed some MORE improvements.
2-More colour options for exterior and interior when I ordered....
3-Long waiting time for production.
I had to wait 4 to 5 months from the deposit date to get it.
Right now, the waiting-time is STILL 4 to 5 months (ask your Audi dealer), and that is IF they have allocation.
There are only 20 in production or sold for 2013-2014 for my province.
That is rare indeed.