2012 Eibach Audi S5 Project Car

Not so many years ago, the Audi name symbolized a car that was well built but perhaps a little dull. All that has changed recently is that the German manufacturer is now putting out a number of very desirable models.

The 2012 Eibach Audi S5 Project Car takes this a step further with a truly exclusive and eye-catching design.

Performance

Eibach is the official supplier of Audi Sport, the organization which runs the company's hugely successful track division. This car gets its inspiration from the car raced at the DTM championship, otherwise known as the German Touring Masters - one of the most prestigious racing series in Europe.

Unusual for an edition of this nature, Eibach decided not to increase the base engine which already produces 333 horsepower, but instead concentrated on optimizing its handling abilities.

Handling

The decision to make handling and road-holding are top priorities for the Eibach S5 that has resulted in what is an exceptionally capable and rewarding car to drive.

Specially adapted Bilstein shock absorbers are mated to Pro-Kit springs, giving tremendous feedback to the driver and instilling confidence in its maneuvering and cornering ability, even at high speeds.

There are three possible combinations of wheels and tires on offer, allowing the car to be used effectively both in everyday conditions and at the track.

Style

The visual impact of Audis has improved enormously in the last few years, and a car such as the Eibach edition is almost guaranteed to be a show-stopper when passing, even at low speeds. The low-slung, sleek look to the car when seen from the side gives it a surprising amount of grace, whereas its front view is considerably more purposeful and announces the car's presence in no uncertain manner.

A discreet S5 badge adorns the front grill, next to the famous Audi rings, while inside driver and passengers are cosseted in leather-trimmed comfort.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe Est. Market Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 gallons (64 liters) MPG: NA
Dimensions
Length: 182.5 in. (463.5 cm) Wheelbase: 108.3 in. (275.1 cm)
Height: 53.9 in. (136.9 cm) Width: 79.5 in. (202 cm)
Curb Weight: NA Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 12.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4
Performance
Engine: 4.2L V8 FSI Compression Ratio: 11.0: 1
Horsepower: 354 HP Max RPM: 7000 rpm
Torque: 325 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Tiptronic
0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds Top Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)