Cape Town - Audi has hotted up its local range with three new RS-badged cars: the RS5, the RS3 Sportback and the TT RS.
The new RS5 quattro is the most muscled-up version of the A5 coupe line up, and its 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine wields outputs of 331kW and 600Nm to make it one of the most powerful 'family' Audis in the four-ringed line up.
This gives it the claimed ability to blast the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h - which can be increased to 280 km/h as an option.
The RS5 looks the part with a honeycomb grille, an RS diffuser at the rear, spoiler lip, 20" wheels, and oval tailpipes. Customers are also able to specify the RS Dynamic Package which contains Matrix LED headlights, dynamic steering, a sports differential, and sports suspension plus with dynamic ride control.
Passengers are welcomed inside by illuminated door sills bearing the RS5 logo, with LED light guides tracing the contours of the doors and the center console - in 30 different colours if you choose the optional ambient lighting. Sporty luxury is laid on by electrically-adjustable RS sport seats in honeycomb-stitched nappa leather.