Less noise from a more agile RS5 GT
Audi seems to have taken a more GT like avenue this time around, writes Lerato Matebese
The battle lines have been drawn as Audi SA earlier this week threw its hat in the ring in the form of the RS5 coupe, which firmly has in its crosshairs the BMW M4 and the Mercedes-AMG C63. It is the battle of the titans. Stylistically, the new RS5 has significantly toned down the muscular, beefy looks of its predecessor in favour of a more subtle yet sporty demeanour. Depending on how you like your performance vehicles to look, Audi seems to have taken a more GT like avenue this time around, although it still has RS visual cues such as the gloss black, honeycomb grille, a deeper font valance, wider side skirts and an oval tailpipe on each corner of the rear valance flanking the gloss black diffuser. The cabin has all the RS smatterings including quilted sports leather pews, perforated leather-bound steering wheel, aluminium pedals and carbon fibre trimmings. Overall, it is a more business-like setup, something we lauded in the regular A5 models and it is one of the best cabins in t...