|Audi's S5: Simply gorgeous! (Photo: Canadian Auto Press)|
While much of the incitement lies under that stretched and supple body, at first look the S5 is only mildly advanced from its A5 sibling, sporting winglets at the front, matte gray and a chrome grille opening, LED running lamps that complement the S5's bi-xenon headlights, subtle side sills, tipped rear deck winglet and rear diffusers.
Anyone viewing the S5 can see the chrome V8 and red S5 emblems that announce the coupe's performance capabilities. Larger P255/35ZR Dunlop tires ride on twinned 5-spoke 19-inch alloys at all four corners, and four exhaust pipes complete the visual cues.
Under the S5's hood (on a single strut) lies the motorized magic: a 354-horsepower 4.2-litre V8 engine with direct injection, that has 325 lb-ft of torque at a thoroughly usable 3,500 rpm, en route to redline of 7,000 rpm; good enough to move this as tested 1 765-kilo (3,891-pound) coupe to 100 km/h in just over five seconds. <Read More>