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Top new models for SA

From Renault's new Alaskan bakkie to the latest models at the Frankfurt motor show bound for SA.

Electric cars in SA

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

M6 killer spotted at the 'Ring

2008-10-09 07:22
RS5

Our spies have again spotted a prototype for the upcoming Audi RS5 doing handling tests on the challenging Nürburgring race circuit in Germany.

Except for the absence of the oval tailpipes –that signature of Audi's RS series would make it way too obvious –the car's front skirt gives the model away.

Although the front end gives it away as an RS5, it remains unclear what powerplant those air intakes lead cooling to.

However, sources indicate that the RS5 will be powered by the same twin-turbo V10 found in the Audi RS6 Avant. In RS6 guise, that powerplant is good for a thunderous 426 kW.

When RS5 debuts, the production model will be sporting wide, oval dual exhaust outlets. There's no word yet on when that will happen, but it looks as though the BMW M6 has been put on notice.

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