Spy Shots: Audi A5

The A5 coupe is one of many new products Audi is pushing through its pipeline, and though we've seen spy shots of the car in the past, most were of heavily disguised mules that gave little indication of the A5's eventual shape. But the Nurburgring in Germany is the great equalizer, for if a manufacturer wants to tweak the handling of its upcoming models on the most difficult track in the world, they'll have to trot it out in front of a million prying eyes, specifically those of spy photogs like our friends at KGP. Their long lenses captured an Audi A5 prototype running the 'Ring that's considerably less adorned with camouflage and fake body panels than previous mules we've seen. Though the front end is completely shrouded under a misleading fascia, it's not hard to guess what the front clip of an Audi will look like these days. What's more interesting is the car's profile, which suggests this 2+2 coupe will have ample room in the back for an extra pair of friends and maybe even a set of smaller rear doors for easier entry. The whole array of Audi hardware should be offered on the A5, including Quattro all-wheel drive, a DSG or 6-speed manual transmission and possibly the brand's 4.2-liter FSI V8.
[Source: Winding Road]

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