The RS5 Sportback’s sole engine choice is a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 that makes 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It pairs with a paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic transmission that routes that torque to all four wheels. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system not only maximizes traction, it also can direct more torque to the rear wheels when needed. Our first drive revealed that the car is stable at autobahn speeds and a hoot to hustle around corners, with well-controlled body motions and predictable handling. The adaptive dampers provide a smooth ride in all but the sportiest setting, Dynamic. We also tested the RS5 Sportback at the track, where it hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and closed the gap between 50 and 70 mph in just 2.9 seconds. The audacious Audi ripped down the quarter-mile in just 11.8 seconds at 115 mph. These results show that the RS5 can hang with the more powerful 505-hp Alfa Romeo Giulia QF. They also reveal the benefit of all-wheel-drive traction, which helped the Audi’s takeoffs compared with those of the rear-drive Alfa.
Taking this Black Audi RS5 one step further, we decided a set of our Brixton Forged HS1 Duo Series finished in Stone Polished Single Tint (Gloss) would be fit.
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- VehicleBlack Audi RS5
- Wheel Style / Config.Brixton Forged HS1 Duo Series
- Wheel FinishStone Polished Single Tint (Gloss)
- Wheel SizeFront: 21" / Rear: 21"
Tags: Audi, RS5, Quattro, HS1, Duo Series, Audi RS5