Audi RS5 latest renderings
( Worldcarfans ) - The UK's Car Magazine has updated an older article with some nice renderings of the Audi RS5 based on S5 press photos. Referencing recent spy photos, the artists shows us a clear view of the front and rear bumper fascia along with enlarged wheels and clever use of shadowing to give an appearance of significantly flaired wheel arches.
Additionally Car Magzine reports the 4.2 liter V8 currently in the RS4 gets pumped up with two small turbochargers for an additional 30hp to 450hp total and 500 ft/lbs of torque across the rev range. With quattro all-wheel-drive system showing more rear end torque split bias the RS5 will give more neutral handling for a targeted 55:45 front to rear weight distribution. Chassis gets ceramic brake discs from the R8 and magnetic flowed struts from the TT. The RS5 is expected to make its public debut at Frankfurt this September with market launch in early 2008 for ?53,000 which is ?2300 more than the BMW M3.