2009 Audi S5 Long Term Road Test

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2009 Audi S5: Pretty Pictures Edition

July 24, 2009


Just a few shots from last night plus a couple of random musings...


I'm addicted to the sound of the S5's V8, especially down low. It reminds me of the Formula One pace car's growl and grumble in a sea of high-rpm shreiks. For a moment I am Bernd Maylander. Even in the middle of a Southern California heatwave, I'm driving with the windows down -- just to hear the muted baritone symphony of the exhaust.


It's even pretty underneath. Audi made the engine bay aesthetically pleasing without resorting to plastic cladding to hide the mechanical bits. Just look at those intake channels -- like fiercely interlocked fingers.

If you haven't guessed by now, I'm smitten with the S5. It's the answer to, "What if the Germans built a Mustang?"

Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor @ 5,822 miles

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