The Abt RS5-R takes the latest generation Audi RS5 and dials it up to 11 as I get to experience in a high speed run! Visually the car is enhanced aerodynamically with new carbon parts, along with power from the 2.9l TT V6 raised from 450hp to 530hp and torque up from 600Nm to 690Nm. Taking a look at both the RS5-R and Abt RS4-R beside it, we then jump in to head to the Autobahn!

It was clear the RS5-R would be quick, but the ease with which it clears 250km/h and onwards is impressive. Up to a top here of 281km/h, approximately the same as the car's own limiter, and maintaining a solid feeling at that pace thanks to the Quattro system in part.

The particular car in Sonoma Green is accented wonderfully by the contrasting carbon fibre parts throughout, along with sitting lower on new suspension with new 21" wheels and exhaust to boot.

Thanks for watching, Tim

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Comments

    • Shmee150
      Shmee150

      The Abt RS5-R pushes on with incredible power and comfort as I go for a test drive on the Autobahn! Reaching over 280km/h, it also looks the part with the new carbon fibre aerodynamic parts. What do you think of their take on the Audi RS5?

      about 6 months ago
    • Clarence Thomas
      Clarence Thomas In reply to Shmee150

      Shmee first off thank you for an exciting and real-world take on this latest ABT iteration of the RS5! It is absolutely wonderful! It's so refreshing to see this car at over 500HP and the carbon fiber add-ons definitely take the look of sportiness to the level that it deserves! It actually looks like it should be that way in stock form, a testament to the class and refinement of the ABT engineers that birthed this and other stylings for a wide variety of automobiles. I'm also HUGELY excited with anticipation for the upcoming 2019 RS5 Sportback coming to the US this fall and when I purchase mine next year I hope that ABT offers an RS5-R Sportback upgrade for it as well!!! Looking forward to your review of the future Audi RS5-R Sportback!
      Keep up the good work Shmee and GOD bless you!

      about 21 day ago
    • друя '_'
      друя '_' In reply to Shmee150

      Shmee150 your job is awsome

      about 4 months ago
    • harakaz007
      harakaz007 In reply to Shmee150

      nice green colour

      about 6 months ago
    • James Pugh
      James Pugh In reply to Shmee150

      Shmee150 hopeing to see the rs4 wagon in the usa we just got base a4wagon not the rs version

      about 6 months ago
    • Jay Trock
      Jay Trock In reply to Shmee150

      Curious doesn't Germany have a restriction of front visibility with the cameras.

      about 6 months ago
    • Budok Klate
      Budok Klate

      this is why i hate GLOSSY BLACK RIM. because the tires seem OLD DULL

      about 18 days ago
    • Scrill TheDeal
      Scrill TheDeal

      stock RS3 sounds better

      about 1 month ago
    • PaperCut Live
      PaperCut Live

      Spoiled the cars I think...mabe a small splitter on the front
      Other than that.. its like scribbling on a master piece..
      P's shemee how can u say the rs5 don't look aggressive... it ain't lacking in anything mate, I'd 'Dred' to see how you'd make it look

      about 2 months ago
    • Shombie Dixon
      Shombie Dixon

      that is an excellent Green on the RS5.. That grey is stuning on the RS4

      about 3 months ago
    • Parkash Sidhu
      Parkash Sidhu

      Say carbon fibre one more time..

      about 4 months ago
    • 謝嘉浩
      謝嘉浩

      If Audi rs4 is in China, it costs 910,000 yuan.The lowest price is 910,000 yuan.

      about 4 months ago
    • Aldiro Libra
      Aldiro Libra

      Hhhhhhi guys I'm Sssssshmeee

      about 4 months ago
    • Денис Большой
      Денис Большой

      Шми бля, пидор какой-то.

      about 4 months ago
    • X CC
      X CC

      I wonder who would win in a rolling race the new 2018 mustang 5.0 or a 2018 Audi rs5 both have the almost the same amount of power 🤔

      about 4 months ago
    • UKRM SIKH
      UKRM SIKH

      Can you get a right hand drive version of the rs5 ???

      about 4 months ago
    • Kyla M.
      Kyla M.

      I love how people actually move to the right for faster moving vehicles on the Autobahn, it isn't common at all to have that luxury in the U.S.

      about 4 months ago
    • 8TK8 guy
      8TK8 guy

      Hi guys I'm SHMEEEEEE , till he goes to the grave.

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael Rodriguez
      Michael Rodriguez

      WHOA!

      about 4 months ago
    • kawi lifezx10r
      kawi lifezx10r

      We need this car in the states

      about 4 months ago
    • AUDI LOVER
      AUDI LOVER

      Wow!

      about 5 months ago
    • bloodwork91
      bloodwork91

      stock wheels look waaaay better

      about 5 months ago
    • Sky Nation
      Sky Nation

      Now that is a sexy looking car *rs5r

      about 5 months ago
    • Jazz Man
      Jazz Man

      Prefer my S5 Sportback. No point wasting money on extra performance you will never get to use on British roads.

      about 5 months ago
    • Fifth Freedom Gaming
      Fifth Freedom Gaming

      I will always prefer reviews by individual youtubers over sites such as motortrend as the reviews are honest and not paid for to show specific results. I love how in the motortrend RS5 vs C63S video, Johny Liberman blamed the RS5 for not feeling good at high speeds instead of his own lack of confidence or ability while you have Shmee here blasting down the autobahn at higher speeds in an RS5 with more power over stock and not even flinching.

      Fuck motortrend and their biased crap.

      about 5 months ago
    • Luqswl
      Luqswl

      Mercedez: Normally for Retired CEO's
      BMW: Boys' with very rich parents
      Audi: Are for Brokers / Businessman

      about 5 months ago
    • Alex7
      Alex7

      Stop spitting on the car dude

      about 5 months ago
    • Theepicgamer500
      Theepicgamer500

      I hoped the would have a real engine in this one.... looks good though but 6 doesn't do this justice...

      about 5 months ago
    • rahman wahab
      rahman wahab

      i like rs5😍😍

      about 5 months ago
    • rahman wahab
      rahman wahab

      i like rs5😍😍

      about 5 months ago
    • Dankik
      Dankik

      Are the air vents behind the front wheels actually functional?

      about 5 months ago
    • Neil McMahon
      Neil McMahon

      The wheels on the 4-R are FYRE

      about 5 months ago
    • silverfoxoz
      silverfoxoz

      Buy a Merc if you want this overt styling..... think it actually has cheapened the car. Wouldn't mind the engine upgrade though for my RS4.

      about 5 months ago
    • GA - Projects
      GA - Projects

      Audi RS4 😍😍

      about 5 months ago
    • Chrismen_ 46
      Chrismen_ 46

      I have always loved the RS5 and this package just makes it perfect!!! I also would like it a bit louder!

      about 6 months ago