There’s not a lot of love for the first-gen Audi Q5 among enthusiasts. Not because it’s a bad car but it’s just not an exciting enthusiast’s car. It was mostly bought to be a mom or dad-mobile; something to comfortably take the kids to school in the morning with and then head off to work in. However, Auditography’s Q5 is actually pretty dope.
For starters, his Audi Q5 is the 3.2 liter V6 model, which is more interesting than the ubiquitous 2.0 liter turbo-four model. It’s the better engine to use and it sounds better. Speaking of sounding better, his Q5 sports an AWE aftermarket exhaust, which really adds some kick to the sound of the V6’s exhaust.
On the outside, this Q5 has a body kit, new black wheels and, most noticeably, a new coat of paint. It’s painted in Riviera Blue, a premium Volkswagen Group color that’s used on high-end Audis and Porsches. It’s a very exotic looking color and one that certainly makes an Audi Q5 stand out from the sea of boring crossovers.
Additionally, it gets a roof spoiler, some fender flairs, new headlights and a blacked out grille, to finish off its aggressive looks. Inside, it gets a new steering wheel, with carbon fiber and Alcantara, as well as new carbon fiber paddle shifters.
It’s cool to see someone mod a first-gen Audi Q5, as they’re not exactly the most common of tuner builds. However, with a new paint color, some added aero bits and an aftermarket exhaust, you can take what is normally a parent-mobile and turn it into something fun and interesting. As a daily driver, something that doesn’t need to be fast or thrilling, this is a pretty great car. It doesn’t hurt that his collection has a few RS cars in it as well…