2011 Audi RS5

I spent some time on a track in a RS4 a few years ago — 400hp, gobs of power and torque.

Despite the AWD, it could get a little twitchy due to the short wheel base. If I had to guess why, I would surmise my non-judicious application of throttle. (I have a hammer where my right foot should be).

Regardless of my shortcomings on the track, I longed for this much HP on a longer base AWD Audi.

The RS5 is set to come tot he US in late 2011: The Europe-market RS5 coupe gets a high-revving, normally aspirated, direct-injection, 4.2-liter V-8 making 450 hp, 30 hp more than the old RS4’s V-8 of the same displacement.

Hmmm, it seems to be drying out outside. Time to blow some carbon off the valves . . .

all photos via Automobile Magazine

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