Wednesday, August 26, 2009

SPY SHOTS, Audi Package: Audi RS5 seems production-ready, and Audi preparing a track-focused R8 V10 Sport !

We love spy-shot packages, specially when the two cars from the same company seem to look production-ready, and without any camouflages. Today, we got two future Audi sportscars, that we'll showing-up in dealerships very soon.

First-up, a familiar face. It's the long-awaited Audi RS5. It's been a year at the spy shots section, but we expect it'll pretty soon move towards the unveiled section. Because what we have here, is a production-ready RS5, with all the added kit, and even the engine. This cool-looking matte black RS5 with its extended body-kit, RS5 bespoke wheels, and a mesh grille, was spotted doing some test-runs in the twisty roads in the Alps. Sources aren't yet sure from the engine, but it's either the 4.2L FSI V8, or the 3.0L supercharged TFSI V6. On either engines, RS5 is expected to have 400+ hp, and Quattro all-wheel-drive is standard.

Well, here, is another R8. The Audi R8 now has many flavors, the standard V8, Lamborghini-sourced V10, Spyder version, and R8 LMS GT3 racecar. Nonetheless, here's a R8 that makes any car enthusiasts interested. This R8 V10 has a fixed rear-spoiler, and mildly revised ground effects. However, what makes this R8 V10 so special that Audi went for extensive weight loss in this R8. So this R8 V10 is more track-focused, and it loses some Audi luxuries like the leather seats, stereo, and even air-conditioning. Yes, this is an Audi R8 V10 Sport, spotted at the Nurburgring doing some test-runs, and it seems finished. However, rumors that this R8 V10 Sport will get some inspiration from the latest 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni, and actually lose the traditional Quattro all-wheel-drive, for a more purist rear-drive-only chassis. If this truly happens, then this will in fact be the first rear-drive Audi for a very, very long time. We'll hopefully find an answer soon.

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