2010 Audi RS5

2010 Audi RS4, RS5 To Get Big Fat V8s

A couple of weeks ago we reported that Audi’s upcoming and completely drool-worthy RS5 would be getting a free-reving 4.2-liter FSI V8 good for 470 hp. Trouble is, we also reported that the next RS4 would be getting a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 , a variation of the mill found in the 2010 S4 but also good for about that much power (450 hp according to reports). However, the good people at fourtitude.com are singing a different, hoonier tune. The trouble is that the S5 currently uses a 4.2-liter V8 tuned to 350 hp, and it wouldn’t make much sense to have the uber RS5 show up at a dealership with less cylinders than the penultimate car. Also, why build two 450-470 hp engines, when one would work just fine? Fortitude is claiming that a source “of the highest level at Audi” has confirmed that both the RS5 and RS4 will get stonking, tweaked-out versions of Audi’s sweet 4.2-liter FSI motor. That means a V8 with a crazy, 8,000+ rpm redline. And that my fellow Fiends, makes us happy. Ecstatically so. [cheers to fourtitude.com]

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