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The Audi RS 5 Sportback - The exterior design

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

" In the revised RS 5 models, elegant proportions meet details motorsport. The designers of the RS 5 were particularly inspired by the original Quattro from 1980 and the Sport quattro from 1984. During the revision, the designers have sharpened this character and made some typical details even more distinctive. The wider and flatter single frame dominates the front section. There are indicated flat air vents between it and the bonnet - reminiscent of the classic Sport quattro from 1984. Its radiator grille with the RS-specific three-dimensional honeycomb structure is glossy black. The outer air inlets act like independent geometric bodies. Their new design gives them even more presence. As in the Singleframe, three-dimensional honeycomb grids fill the inlets, of which the left one is closed for optimized aerodynamics in the background and the right one supplies the two additional water coolers with air. The air curtain improves the airflow around the RS 5. To do this, an air flow is directed through the bumper along the wheels in the outer segments of the side honeycomb grille. Two spoiler lips on the underside of the front bumper optimize the flow of air to the underbody. The result: the best drag coefficient with 0.32. The horizontal blade forms a clear end to the roadway. The RS 5 models come with Matrix LED headlights and dynamic flashing lights as standard. Matrix LED headlights with Audi design are available as an option for the first time. These are staged RS-specifically when unlocking and locking. The silhouette of the revised Audi RS 5 Coupé and RS 5 Sportback continues to fascinate with its classic coupé-like proportions. The wavy shoulder line gives the flank a flowing contour. The wheel arches have been widened by 15 millimeters on each side compared to the previous model. They are reminiscent of the Audi Ur-quattro and leave the RS 5 sitting on the road. The new side skirts support the high-performance appearance and ensure that the RS 5 looks even deeper. "

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