I wasn't sure about the new A5 Sportback design when it arrived a couple of years ago, but it has definitely grown on me. When I parked this car next to a first-generation A5, it looks so much better. With Audi's funky lighting and recent commitment to gentle curves, this car is genuinely pretty.
I think it's better looking than the coupe, with a more flowing roofline and a classic low-slung look. There is truly no bad angle to the RS5, with its pumped-up guards, big wheels and aggressive aero additions. And, of course, those big oval tail pipes.
The big grille is wider and flatter for 2021 (there's one for the trainspotters) and it's finished in gloss black. You can switch much of the black for matte aluminium as a no-cost option.
Audi's reputation for interior design and quality is well-founded. While A4/A5 cars are yet to get the funky double-stack screen setup, there's still plenty to like in the RS5, with beautiful materials, hugely comfortable seats and a cool, techno aesthetic. The seats feature hexagonal stitching and are very huggy for front seat passengers, without getting too fresh around the hips.