Audi has released a new promo video for the overwhelming RS5.
Boasting a 4.2-liter V8 with 331 kW (444 hp / 450 PS) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque, the RS5 rockets from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds and tops out at an electronically limited 250 km/h (155 mph). If that isn't fast enough, Audi can take away the speed limiter to enable the car to hit 280 km/h (174 mph). Not bad considering the Audi RS5 only consumes 10.8 liters of petrol for each 100 km (21.78 US mpg).
To keep the beast in control, Audi installed a new crown-gear center differential. It "can widely vary the distribution of torque among the front and rear axles. If required, up to 70 % can flow to the front or as much as 85 % to the tail end."
The Audi RS5 will go on sale in Germany this spring, with a base price of approximately €77,700 ($103,870 USD). Unluckily, Audi has been mum on U.S. availability but it doesn't look promising.