The new 2011 Audi RS 5 meets one of its spiritual ancestors, the Ur-quattro, on a track as it demonstrates its handling prowess.

Have a look at this pretty video featuring the new Audi RS 5 as well as the original Ur-quattro (from 3:00 to 3:45) from the 1980s. Placing the cars together on a track connects them in an emotional and historical context, the Ur-quattro being the all-conquering rally god of its time while the RS 5 aims to sit atop its own modern segment. Don't forget to pump up the volume.

Audi premiered the RS 5 at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show after many months of speculation surrounding its powertrain. Officially it has a naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 making 331 kW (444 bhp / 450 PS) and torque of 430Nm (317 lb-ft), all sent to the four wheels via the quattro AWD system and a 7-speed S Tronic transmission.

Sales of the RS 5 will start in Europe this spring at a minimum price of around €77,000 (US$105,144).

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