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With the new Audi A5 and S5 Coupe already out in the open, the next step is of course a high-performance RS5 variant, which is what we’re looking at here. Unlike our earlier sightings of the RS5 prototype, this one appears to be dressed in proper RS overalls, rather than hiding under an S5 body.

The front-end now wears a bumper that is designed exclusively for RS models, as seen on other RS5 prototypes, as well as the upcoming RS3 and RS4. Large air intakes and a more pronounced “dual lip” are just some of unique details here, along with a honeycomb grille hidden underneath the camouflage.

Elsewhere, the car also appears to have its wheel arches flared, and there are larger wheels and brakes fitted within them. The rear meanwhile, features large, oval-shaped exhaust tips (unlike a previous prototype), another hallmark of Audi RS models.

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As this is an RS model, more power is a given. Autocar reports that RS models such as the RS4 and RS5 are set to feature a twin-turbo 2.9 litre V6. The unit, which made its debut on the new Panamera, will be available in a series of output tunes, and on the RS5 we can expect it to be around the 450 hp mark, sent to all four wheels via the company’s quattro AWD system.

As the prototype does appear pretty much production-ready at this point, expect Audi to officially reveal the new RS5 coupe soon. When it debuts, it will go up against the likes of the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe.

Audi Malaysia has said it will be bringing in RS models next year, so the RS5 could well be one of those that’s on the cards.