Not Unexpected Unpleasant
Hello everyone. To be honest, the day did not go as planned as we had initially come together to try an Audi A1, with a motor with the famous “cylinder on demand” technology a very interesting technology. But after a misunderstanding with Audi, they gave us … it! “.
And that is a convertible RS5. That is to say an A5 cabriolet, but bad version with wider track, huge wheels to put huge brakes, and above all a big V8 4.2 liter and 450 hp. The same as the R8 V8, associated here with the S-Tronic.
In a few keystrokes, you can give a very clear sound that V8. Moreover, we will leave permanently. It grows stronger, less than 5 seconds to go from 0 to 100, but the thrust is revving to over 8000 rpm which is mesmerizing. It makes you live!
The Same Acceleration as The S5 Coupe
S-Tronic is great, and sometimes allows small strokes gas downshifting. However, we feel that the car is heavy. It is effective, nothing to say, and then the differential Quattro Sport is still magical. But there is a lot of inertia. Not surprising since this convertible weighs 200 kg more than the RS5 coupe, and approaching 2 tons. In fact it accelerates as strong as the S5 coupe.
So, it is super cool RS5 cab for a ride, and even a very fast ride. But the name we gave hope RS a little more sportiness. Otherwise, it was still a great GT.