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by Brett Davis

The mighty Audi RS 5 Coupe is now on display at the Australian International Motor Show at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The brute coupe was only launched in Australia on September 29, but it’s here for prospective buyers, and enthusiasts, to see it in the flesh.

It looks muscular, and aggressive but at the same time it’s reserved and doesn’t make a huge deal about being a 331kW, all-wheel drive, V8 coupe. Certainly, the 0-100km/h time of 4.6 seconds will confirm this car’s true focus.

It’s easy to see why the Audi S5 has sold so well recently, but the RS 5 is sure to do even better. It features a 4.2 direction injection V8 which not only pumps out 331kW of power, it also offers 430Nm of torque, along with a snarling growl presumably.

Driver’s focus is one of the main priorities in the Audi RS 5’s design philosophy, as the all-wheel drive system offers a front to rear torque-split ratio of 40:60, meaning the car will behave similar to a rear-wheel drive initially, which is then backed up by the security of four-wheel traction upon exiting corners and during initial launch.

Inside there’s also a rather large smattering of typical Audi luxury including Audi Drive Select System which gives the driver multiple sporty or comfortable driving settings, in relation to the suspension and drivetrain. The Audi RS 5 also features the Multi-Media Interface, which incorporates the in-car entertainment, navigation and comfort controls.

Deliveries at taking place this month, with prices starting at $175,300.




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