Quattro-lovers, rejoice: it seems Audi’s awesome RS5 may be headed stateside after all.
We loved Audi’s RS5 the first time we laid eyes upon it at the Geneva motor show — and how could we not? The engineers in Ingolstadt managed to pack the already shapely coupe with an even more potent form of the S5′s 4.2-liter V-8, which throws down 450 horsepower at a screaming 8250 rpm. Couple that with Audi’s legendary all-wheel-drive system, plus its new torque-vectoring rear-differential, and…well, how could we not be tempted?
Fortunately, it appears the RS5 may not be forbidden fruit to North America. We’ve heard the muscle-bound two-door is increasingly likely to arrive in the U.S, making it one of the first RS-cars to be shipped stateside since the departure of the slow-selling RS4 Cabriolet in 2008.
Timing (along with pricing) is still up in the air, but seeing as the RS5 will reach European markets by October, expect a U.S.-version to arrive by the summer of 2011.