The 2023 Audi RS 5 is getting a little bit extra critical with the addition of a brand new and complete Competitors package deal. Accessible for each the RS 5 Coupe and Sportback, this $16,100 package deal dramatically ramps up efficiency, and it certain ought to for that amount of money.
A hard and fast and extra aggressive coilover suspension is put in, and the automotive’s experience top is lowered by 0.4 inch. The suspension system is height-adjustable, although, and homeowners can decrease it one other 0.4 inch to be 0.8 inch decrease than a normal RS 5. A brand new sport sway bar is put in in entrance, and mega-grippy Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires are fitted in any respect 4 corners wrapping new 19-inch wheels. The Quattro sport rear differential is “enhanced” to extend agility additional in Dynamic mode. The ABS system is tuned otherwise, and Audi claims the stopping distance from 62 to 0 mph is lowered by 6.5 ft — the carbon ceramic brake package deal comes normal with this mannequin. Even the steering is addressed, and Audi says it’s dialed in to be extra exact than earlier than, providing a hard and fast ratio of 13.1:1.
The laundry record of modifications continues. Audi re-programmed the transmission management unit for lowered shifting instances and to make the completely different modes extra distinct. The all-wheel drive system is re-tuned to shift extra energy to the rear wheels, although Audi doesn’t present particular torque distribution figures. Prime pace is raised by 6 mph above the Dynamic Plus package deal’s prime pace of 174 mph, making the brand new prime finish 180 mph. A brand new (and unique to this package deal) exhaust system is fitted that gives a “extra intense sound.” Plus, Audi did away with 18 kilos of sound deadening between the engine compartment and inside to permit extra engine sound to penetrate the cabin.
Package deal-exclusive inside appointments embrace “Pearl Nappa and Dinamica” seat supplies that change the “High-quality Nappa” seats. A lot of different parts are newly wrapped in Alcantara that includes crimson stitching, and these embrace the steering wheel, shift lever and heart console. Each the seat belts and flooring mats get new crimson edging to maintain the crimson theme going. The Audi floor projection lights will characteristic an “RS Competitors” brand, and the digital cluster has a brand new show known as “Runway mode” that’s unique to the Competitors package deal mannequin.
Additional carbon fiber is added to the outside, together with for the entrance splitter, rear diffuser and facet mirrors. Black exterior trim is an possibility the trim on different RS 5 fashions, however Audi makes use of a high-gloss black end as normal on the Competitors fashions. There may be one exterior paint possibility unique to the Competitors package deal mannequin, and that’s the “Sebring Black crystal impact” paint you see in photographs right here.
Earlier than different choices, a 2023 Audi RS 5 Coupe with the Competitors package deal prices $93,095, together with the vacation spot cost. If you would like the Sportback mannequin, that’ll value $93,395. Audi says you’ll have the ability to order this mannequin beginning in June this yr, however doesn’t specify after they’ll be anticipated in sellers.