Known for its fast takeoffs and decent cornering abilities, well, as long as you don’t push it as it will understeer like crazy, the Audi RS 5 Coupe is a premium sports model gunning for the likes of the BMW M4. Nothing unheard of so far, but what is less known is that certain owners have gone berserk on their rides.
Don’t believe us? Then you definitely missed the example pictured above in the image gallery, which was filmed at a car meet in Orlando, Florida, not long ago, trying its best to pass as an RS 5, but despite the badging, it looks more like an S5.
It sports a chameleon wrap and massive wheels, probably around 28 inches in diameter, and tinted windows that prevent us from catching a glimpse of the cockpit.
Unfortunately, it stayed in front of the camera for only a few seconds. You can see it at the 5:26 mark in the video embedded at the bottom of the page, and judging by that V8 badge on the front fender, we could be looking at the pre-facelifted variant of the first generation. If that’s indeed the case, then it rocks a very sonorous and playful eight-cylinder engine.
The 4.2-liter lump used to kick out 349 hp and 325 lb-ft (440 Nm) of torque back when the car left the factory. According to Audi, the original S5 Coupe took 5.1 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill with the manual gearbox, and it could keep going up to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 kph). The quattro all-wheel drive was on deck then as it is now, and directing the power to all four corners was a six-speed stick shift or an automatic transmission, with as many gears.
Should you decide to watch the entire clip, then you will see numerous other mods, born on either sides of the Atlantic Ocean, most of which were tuned to the teeth. The sky is pretty much the limit when it comes to them, because they sport a plethora of modifications, as you are about to see.