Modern Audis, with their space-age LED headlights, are fast becoming the benchmark in automotive styling, and Audi’s genius chief designer Walter de’Silva reckons the new A5 is the most beautiful car he’s ever come up with.
I’ve always been a fan of the four rings. My daily motor used to be an old S4 and now I’ve got an RS4, the best car I own, among stiff competition.
The R8 I tested a few months back was one of the most incredible machines I’ve ever driven. I’ve mocked the TT but it does look smart and now comes with a 3.2-litre V6, which makes it more of a driver’s car.
The A8 is a brilliant business motor and mates who’ve bought the entry-level A3 swear by it. Each is different, and I like to think I know who they’re all aimed at. So, who’s the A5 for?
I’d call it more of a grand tourer because it’s big and fast, but not too family-friendly. The 3.0-litre TDI (one of four available engines) goes like hell from the lights, and while it peters out a bit at the top end like all diesels, I’d say this won’t be a problem for long.