A Long Island, N.Y. car dealership caught the whole thing on its security camera: Two would be thieves, unsuccessful in their attempts to steal a 2012 Audi S5 convertible, returned an hour later, set it on fire and fled again.
Someday, automakers may have to confiscate all cameraphones when they preview new models at dealer meetings. But, you know, whoops. Instead, we may have just found out that Audi's planning a special edition S5 4.2.
Not surprisingly, a slew of pics of the Audi RS5 übercoupe have leaked. No embargo's strong enough to hold back this brutish, 450 HP Euro barnstormer from the interwebs. Do similar easy-to-shed shackles keep it from coming stateside? Maybe.
Autocar's printing filthy rumors saying VW's planning to foist an R4-platformed car onto Stuttgart as a Porsche 356. Sure, everybody likes the idea of a 356, but not when it's a bastardized, pudgy, nostalgia-riding, baby-boomer-targeted beige-mobile.
Take a look at this 333 HP supercharged-V6 quad-pipe quattro seven-speed S-tronic 4-door S5 sportback! Sadly, a look is all you're going to get, because Audi isn't bringing this possible Panamera-fighter stateside. Gallery below to make us all sad together.
The 2010 Audi RS5 isn't leaving much to the imagination in these shots from the Nürburgring, and the finish makes it more noticeable. About the only thing we can't see is the 450 HP, 4.2-liter V8. [WCF]