Take an Audi RS5, throw in an S5 and an A5, then turn them loose on Switzerland’s Flüela Pass. The first thing that comes to my mind isn’t “drive them slow and bang off unnecessary downshifts while wearing mechanic’s gloves”, but I’m not a German filmmaker, so what do I know? At least the video didn’t have any ledehosen-clad monkeys playing the accordion, which I’d say is a big plus.
Just in case you needed a reminder, the Audi RS5 is a 450 horsepower, all wheel drive luxury sport coupe from the Ingolstadt manufacturer. It’ll do zero to sixty in 4.4 seconds and tops out at 155 miles per hour when the governor kicks in, slaps your hand and yells, “Nein! Kein mehr!” Target price when the cars hits these shores next spring is $80,000, which is about $17,000 more than a Cadillac CTS-V Coupe (which, admittedly, doesn’t have quattro AWD). That kind of money buys a whole lot of bratwurst, and a really nice two week driving vacation in Europe.