words: Bill, photos: Fletcher Jones Audi
This week is turning into an Audi exclusive Find of the Day week. Today, we present the Audi RS 5 Sportback. What makes this RS 5 different from others? First of all, it’s a Panther edition. Only 100 were sent to the States back in 2019; 75 Sportback and 25 Coupes. Here’s the ad:
Limited edition 1 of 100 Panther editions built!!! What a find! Under 100 miles and its loaded. 444hp 2.9L bi-turbo V6, Quattro all-wheel drive w/ sport rear differential, $13800 panther edition, Exclusive Panther black crystal paint ($3900,) 20” 5-twin-spoke bi-color wheels, RS driver assistance, Dynamic package, RS sport suspension plus w/ Dynamic ride control, RS sport exhaust, Dynamic steering, RS design interior package (carbon inlays, Alcantara steering wheel, Honey comb stitched Fine Nappa leather Sport seats, Silver trim on the front and rear splitters (the front being nicely contrasted with a matte black “Quattro” badge), Bang & Olufsen 3D stereo, Sunroof, Topview camera, Head-up display, MMI navigation, Adaptive cruise control, Park assist, Side assist, Virtual cockpit, and TONS more! Books and 1 key only. Rare car and the right car!
So what makes a Panther a Panther? The paint. While it looks black with metallic flakes, as you get closer an intense purple hue shows through. Also they got 20in RS 4 wheels, alcantara and red accents throughout the interior, and silver trim in front and back. The original 2019 MSRP was $88,995 which was about $14k more than the base price. This Panther only has 82 miles on it and with the way the market has bounced around the last couple of years, you would expect this command a premium price but it’s listed at $70,444 which is actually $5k less than a 2019 RS 5 Sportback MSRP. If this 1 of 75 Panther edition RS 5 Sportback interest you, you can find it HERE.