Category Archives: Audi RS5

Audi UK steps up a gear to embrace the enthusiast communities

Over the last 10 years we have enjoyed some very special times with Audi UK.  Recently, Audi UK are really showing that they care about our communities and have employed people to be our dedicated liaisons.

This shift in communication style means that we have established a bidirectional relationship where we are encouraged to provide feedback and in return we get access to some very special events.

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Below is a video from our recent day at Silverstone that Audi UK have put together for RS246.

Audi said, “To thank them for their continued support, Audi UK invited members of to take part in an Audi Driving Experience. And from honing their skills with the professionals to taking on the most intricate driving challenges, it was a day to be remembered.

In this video you can watch some of our most popular cars in action on the track and find out more about what to expect on an action-packed Audi Driving Experience at Silverstone.

The Audi Driving Experience can be booked from 3 July-12 October. For more information please click here:

We say, “Thank you Audi and keep the good times coming!!”

RS246 at the Silverstone Audi Driving Experience

We just got some pictures through from Audi UK.  Credit to Scott Dennis Photography

The UK Forums representatives.

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The moment when Bam_Bam explained why the lovely lady at registration who said that she worked at Silverstone and Goodwood and why he has suggested that she seemed like a Good Wood lady.  Brilliant!!

"Good Wood"
“Good Wood”

Some track action.

The award ceremony (Never looked right in a cap!!)

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RS246 takes first place at the UK forum Audi Driving Experience at Silverstone

Here is our lucky winner of the RS246 Audi Driving Experience phone competition.  Audi asked us to bring along a forum member who would represent their view of the site and what Audi could do for us.  We decided that instead of running a competition, we’d choose someone with no issues holding back on what he thinks….  The one and only Bam_Bam!!

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This event was the usual Audi Driving Experience which is highly recommended to anyone who would love to try out a selection of Audi cars closer to the limit than they would usually be prepared to go to in uncontrolled conditions.  Can’t say enough good things about the Audi Driving Experience event, organisation and staff; the perfect day for any car enthusiast!

The toys for the day were the TT RS plus (Fastest car in the world), RS5 and R8 v10 plus.  Morning events included R8 high speed braking and lane change, RS5 cornering on track and a timed slalom in the TT RS.  A spot of lunch and some discussions about how the forums and Audi UK can work together better and then on to the afternoon events; RS5 fast lane change (ESP test) and on track in the TTRS and R8.

The day closed with a thanks to all and an instructors hat presented to the winner of each slalom event.  RS246 took overall first place for the slalom and Bam_Bam’s time in overall second.

Audi RS5 DTM racer revealed at Geneva

The Audi RS5 DTM racecar due to compete in the European touring car series in 2013 has been revealed at the Geneva motor show.

Based on the road-going Audi RS5, the new DTM racer is an evolution of the 2012 car that has spent the winter with the Audi Sport DTM team while they identified if any of the car’s 4000 components could be even further optimised.

While a purpose built racecar, Audi’s head of motorsport, Wolfgang Ullrich, said the RS5 DTM and its namesake road car shared more than just a name.

“The performance data of the current RS5 and RS5 DTM are very similar.”

Audi RS 5 DTM 2013

Member of the board for technical development at Audi, Wolfgang Durheimer, explained the German brand’s relationship between racing and road cars.

“Motorsport is an integral part of the Audi DNA and is not an end in itself for our company,” he said.

“At the end of the day, our customers benefit from the victories on the racetracks, because we attach great value to technology transfer between motorsport and production.”

Weltpremiere in Genf: Audi RS 5 DTM

Eight Audi RS5 DTM cars will be on the grid for the 2013 championship, with drivers from Great Britain, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal all represented. All DTM cars are powered by V8 engines delivering about 368kW, with a maximum capacity restricted to 4.0 litres and a maximum of four valves per cylinder.

The 10-race 2013 DTM season kicks off at the Hockenheimring on May 5 before rounds in Austria, Great Britain and the Netherlands and the championship’s debut round in Russia on August 4 at the Moscow Raceway.

ABT Audi RS5-R

ABT Sportsline has developed an upgrade kit for the Audi RS5 which will be presented next week in Geneva.

ABT Audi RS5-R

Power comes from the same normally-aspirated V8 4.2-liter engine but instead of 450 HP (331 kW) it now delivers 470 HP (345 kW) thanks to the new exhaust system featuring lateral dual pipes. The standard RS5 needs 4.6 seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h), while ABT’s version will do it 0.3 seconds quicker.

ABT Audi RS5-R

Sitting on 20-inch alloy wheels, this custom Audi RS5 has a new front apron, front splitter, side skirts and rear wing – all of which are manufactured from carbon fiber. The same material was used for the diffuser and hood.
The interior cabin is decorated in black and red Alcantara with carbon fiber door panels, racing stripes on the bucket seats, along with a stainless steel roll cage and four-point seat belts.