Performance Cars: The impressive 2018 Audi RS5
The all-new 2018 Audi RS5 boasts style and power. We’re talking about the 2.9 litre V6 TFSI Quattro Tiptronic 3 door automatic. It goes from 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds and is one of those cars that you could never get tired of looking at. Or sitting in, for that matter. Its interior is simply luxurious and has all the mod-cons we now desire.
The new RS5 has had a few considerable upgrades when compared to the old model. Notably, the car is somewhat 60kg lighter and has a new chassis installed. The transmission has also changed. It now has a ZF eight-speed torque converter.
We could write a whole page depicting the changes, but instead let’s get on to the specifics…
For the last few years, Audi has been developing the new RS5 engine with Porsche. Now, their finished product is finally here. The Audi RS5 has a 2.9 litre, twin-turbocharged, V6 engine. In turn, this gives out a whopping 444bhp.
The interior of the car is second to none. It includes Audi’s ‘Virtual Cockpit digital instrument panel’ as standard, as well as Super Sport heated front seats (which can be electronically adjusted). It has LED lighting throughout, including the interior, exterior headlights, and rear lights. Oh, and how could we forget? It has tri-zone climate control, so when someone’s complaining of being cold in the back but your hot in the front, you no longer need to compromise – now you can both win.
It’s new, it’s shiny, and it’s smooth. The RS5 has both a crystal-clear exterior, yet its robust structure allows us to feel empowered and gain a sense of strength. The car dominates on the forecourt, and the interior / under the bonnet doesn’t disappoint either. Everything is just put together so well. There doesn’t appear to be any out of date technology, or boring design features. It’s been designed to look great, act great, and perform great too. You want this car to look good sitting on the drive? No problem. You want it to thrill its passengers out on a track? That’s not an issue either. You really do get the best of both worlds with this advanced creation.
For more information, visit the Audi website.
Insurance for an Audi RS5
Prices for the new Audi RS5 start at £62,900. For that, you get a lot of performance car, and a lot of style. As such, some standard car insurers may not want to provide cover for it. That’s where a specialist steps in, such as Sky Insurance.
Here at Sky Insurance we offer a specialist ‘Performance Car Insurance’ scheme which caters for cars just like the RS5. Not only does it offer limited mileage discounts, but it also offers ‘like-for-like modifications cover’ too.