Throughout their storied histories, Audi and Ducati have forged legends racing up Pikes Peak. With the 90th annual running of the treacherous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb at hand, the two iconic brands chose to come together and pit today’s expressions of performance against the mountain that has crowned each with championship glory.
For Audi and Ducati fans in the U.S. there’s an added bonus: A chance to experience the power of the Audi RS 5 and the Ducati Multistrada together in an unparalleled ride and drive experience.
And to give back to the wildfire-ravaged community surrounding Pikes Peak, Audi is donating to and helping raise awareness for “Battle the Blaze,” a donation fund established by the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
After spotting the 2010 Audi RS5 back in middle of 2009, In test at the infamous Nordschleife, The Dealer documentation has been leaked before the official unvailing at the 2010 Geneva Motorshow.
The Brakes system will adopt the same Calipers as the B6 Audi-Rs4 and the semi floating ventilated Rotors, The power output isnt confirmed but we believe it to be around the 440ps from the R8-Rs4 V8 4.2l.
Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
Fuel Injection: FSI direct fuel injection
Maximum Power: 444 hp (450 PS) @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum Torque: 317.15 lb-ft. @ 4,000 – 6,000 RPM
Fuel Consumption: 21.78 MPG average
Type: S tronic dual-cutch
Differential: Self-locking crown-gear center diff. with 60:40 rear torque bias. Optional sport rear differential
These are the best Nurburgring Photo’s yet of Audi RS5, which we’ve spied testing on the Nordschleife Ring in Germany.
Performance will be 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. It will be targeted to be in direct competition with the BMW’s mighty v8 M3
Engine will output 450bhp and will be a 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8, Compared to the 414bhp 4.0-litre V8-engined M3 and boasts a Quattro four-wheel drive system too, available with a choice of both six-speed manual and seven-speed dsg derivative gearboxes.
In addition to four-wheel drive, it will also boast Audi’s new active rear differential – as used by the latest S4 – which helps distribute torque to different wheels, aiding agility and traction.