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Audi RS5 (2009) spy video

Published: 23 April 2009 Updated: 26 January 2015

Not convinced that Audi’s forthcoming four-wheel drive Audi RS5 will be as much fun or a fast as BMW’s M3?  Then watch our video below to see this twin-turbo 4.2-litre coupe being blasted around the Nurburgring in a fashion that we can all approve of.

Remind me of the Audi RS5’s spec

That twin-turbo V8 produces 450bhp, 332lb ft and revs to 8000rpm. Via a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox the engine sends its power to all four wheel, though the Quattro system is rear-biased. It’s enough for 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds.

Other changes include wider front and rear tracks, the addition of Audi’s active rear differential, plus 20-inch wheels that nestle within new squared-off wheelarches. The RS5 should cost around £55,000 and will be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show this September.

>> The big question then – RS5 or M3? Click ‘Add your comment’ below and have your say

By Ben Pulman

Ex-CAR editor-at-large