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Facelifted 2012 Audi RS5 breaks out before Frankfurt debut

A light nip and tuck is often all that a stylish sports car needs as it gets older. The Audi RS5 isn't even old yet, but it's gone in to have some work done anyway. With a refreshed face, the RS5 has emerged on the internet ahead of its global debut at this week's 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The handsome coupe is propelled by way of a 450-horsepower, 4.2-litre V8 engine that revs to over 8,000 rpm. As before, forward momentum is pushed out through the Quattro all-wheel-drive system, and helps the RS5 run from 0-100 kilometres per hour in 4.6 seconds. Updated for the coming model year,... Read More

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    If you're a car enthusiast to the core, and have a sore neck, we strongly advise you avoid the city of Toronto in the summer months. When the weather heats up, so does the amount of rolling exotic car eye-candy. And your neck will get strained keeping up with the automotive exotica roving Toronto streets much like what would see in Vancouver, Montreal and ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Audi S5 Coupe
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    Audi has released a teaser shot of its entrant in the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb on its Facebook page. The teaser of the menacing coupe is also accompanied by a nice little video of Audi's past dominance. It's a nice refresher going into this weekend's hill climb, which was postponed by wildfires. The first Audi entrant in the Hill Climb was in 1984, ...

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