2012 Audi RS5: Aluminum und more awesome

Audi hasn't even delivered the Audi RS5 to the U.S. and already they've tweaked its face. If only they'd given it a new heart.

This is going to sound like an over-privileged journalist carping but, honestly, I've been hoping they'd swap out the 450-hp 4.2-liter V8 in the RS5 with something smaller, weirder, and possibly twin-turbo. If I wanted a V8-powered luxury coupe I'd get a CTS-V. If I wanted something insane and techno-ridiculous I'd get an Audi RS5.

Nope. There's not even a power boost in this redesign. They've just upped the top speed owners will never drive the car from 155 mph to 174 mph and given it a corporate face more in line with the new S7 and A5.

Pretty but vacuous. Just like the girls I stopped liking in Junior High.

2012 Audi RS5: Aluminum und more awesome

2012 Audi RS5: Aluminum und more awesome

2012 Audi RS5: Aluminum und more awesome

2012 Audi RS5: Aluminum und more awesome

2012 Audi RS5: Aluminum und more awesome

2012 Audi RS5: Aluminum und more awesome

2012 Audi RS5: Aluminum und more awesome