*ACTUAL PHOTOS* A true performance rocket, priced to sell and ready for your driveway.
A peek under the hood reveals an engine that wouldn’t look out of place in a Ferrari. Red cam covers and a carbon-fiber-encrusted intake manifold are pure eye candy, but this V-8 is no poseur; it displays the same willingness to spin and quick throttle response as do the engines from Maranello. Having bucked the forced-induction trend, this naturally aspirated V-8 is graced with linear power delivery, with no peaks or hiccups, and it surges steadily until the limiter cuts in. It’s a race-worthy engine, but unlike the Cadillac CTS-V, BMW M3, and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, the RS5 is efficient enough to avoid being referred to as a gas guzzler.