Sometimes it seems as if the B8 Audi RS5 Coupe is a forgotten car. Not only do fans and enthusiasts talk about it as much as other fast Audis online, few customers here in the US actually have them. So they’re relatively rare machines. Which is a shame because they’re incredible sports cars and deserve to be appreciated more. Though, until then, its lack of appreciate works out for second-hand buyers.
Take this specific 2013 Audi RS5 Coupe up for auction on Bring-A-Trailer. It’s a stunning example, wearing black paint over black leather and it perfect condition. Despite how clean and rare it is, its current bid is $24,500, with a mere hours left on the bid.
That’s not exactly cheap but when you consider it’s dropped more than half of its original price take in just seven years, it’s relatively affordable. Especially when you consider what’s under the hood.
Powering the Audi RS5 is a 4.2 liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine that makes 450 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque and an incredible sound. What it lacks in the torque of modern turbocharged engines, it makes up for with character. The 4.2 liter V8 from any Audi RS from that era was simply stunning and this RS5 is no different.
That engine is paired with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive. While a manual is preferred, obviously, we’d never turn down this beauty.
And what a beauty it is. Walter da Silva’s famous design still look incredible all these years later. What a sensational design; both elegant and muscular, sophisticated and brutally tough.
This specific car has 41,000 miles on it and seems to be in fantastic condition. There are only 16-ish hours left on the bid (at the time of writing this), so if you want it you have to jump on it. If you do end up getting it, you’ll be buying something that’s rarer and even a bit more special than the equivalent BMW M4, even if it might not be as sharp of a sports car.