A WCF reader has snapped these daylight images of the upcoming Audi RS 5 during a test run in Barcelona. Some details are quite apparent, including big tailpipes and sports seats.

WCF reader Alex Ayats was lucky enough to be driving behind a matt black 2010 Audi RS 5 Coupe out in Barcelona. Some visible features include the two massive tailpipes, a rear diffuser, rear LED lights and low profile tyres. A brief sneak peak through the windows reveals two front sports seats similar to those of the RS 6.

Since Audi postponed a number of their new product launches, thanks to the global recession, the RS 5 has had to bide its time and clock up extra test miles. Hopefully that makes it an even sharper road hog than originally planned.

Under the bonnet lurks a rumoured 330kW (449hp) of power from a 4.2-litre V8 engine. It would be placed under the care of quattro AWD and a standard 6-speed manual or a 7-speed R Tronic. As with recent versions of quattro most torque should head rearwards under certain driving conditions.

The RS 5 will debut at an international motor show within the next few months, with first sales scheduled for July 2010.


Reader Spy: Audi RS5 Caught in Barcelona