Fast Audi coupes have an unenviable task. It doesn't usually take too long before the most famous car the Ingolstadt company ever built, the ur-Quattro , is brought into the comparison and facing down legends is a big ask. The Audi RS5, it's fair to say, has never really got close to eclipsing its grand daddy, but put the two cars together on a test track and you'd have to wonder what Audi has to do.
The RS5 offers a huge slug of power, quite stupefying build quality and equipment as well as a charismatic V8 soundtrack. With engines increasingly being downsized, the RS5 might be one of the last of this sort of vehicle. Used examples are now starting to appear in meaningful numbers and, if you're prepared to work at it, bargains are available.