Sir Drifto's Review

The Audi RS5

Article by Nathan Finneman @breedofspeed

Photography by Nathan Finneman @breedofspeed

Originally published in Boulder Lifestyle

When it comes to finding a vehicle that offers touring luxury, paired with supercar performance—look no further than the Audi RS5.

Audi Flatirons graciously handed me the keys and said enjoy the car. Little did I know my expectations would be blown away. At first glance, the cars body lines clearly state business with a hint of sexy. The interior expresses German design with a warm leather inlay that feels as if you could do a road trip in sheer comfort for days. Audi is definitely on their game with interior aesthetics. Subtle hints of carbon fiber trim with Audi RS line stitching expresses this is not your average automobile. Driver positioning has endless options whether your tall or short. The question also comes to mind how the interior room for passengers is. Primarily the rear seats offer far greater legroom than one would expect for a sports coupe. I was pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness of the RS5. 

The most excellent aspect of having just under 500hp at your fingertips is having all that horsepower driven to all four wheels. Quattro is a beautiful driveline that Audi has mastered over the years, and the RS5 is no exception to that rule. This car handles like a dream on the pavement and in the snow. The RS5 drives with ease, the steering inputs are smooth yet yields hints of a sports car at heart. I would have enjoyed the fantastic quality of the Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system Audi offers in the RS5 while driving through a mountain pass.

I won't lie, I'm rather picky when it comes to attention to detail in a vehicle, sometimes too picky, and this model passes all of my tests. It is an incredibly enjoyable car to drive, and it has the practicality of a family sedan yet instantly makes one smile with the blip of a downshift. If I had anything negative to say, I would advise anyone interested in the RS5 to tally up the points on their driver's license, as the probability of them dwindling inevitably will happen with this car.

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