One of my passions is this hobby of scale model collecting, but it also includes all things German on four wheels. I had the pleasure of driving this car a few years back at some ridiculous speeds – none that I can mention here. The car is so capable; it takes an average driver and makes him/her better! The auto in question is one of the latest ‘RS’ badges from Audi, the RS5 Coupe. The exterior is Misano Red with Silver Accents, apologies in advance for the photos as the colour is more vibrant than they appear.
The Audi RS5 here was manufactured by GT Spirit, 1:18 scale, a limited edition piece of 1000 units. The fact that the model is resin, and sealed, are really the only cons I can point out on this scale replica. Exterior wise the team at GT Spirit did a great job. Body lines and ride stance in my opinion are near perfect. No complaints on shutlines or panel gaps, as I explained earlier the model is sealed.
Front fascia doesn’t include perforated bits for the grilles, a shame as the RS has truly massive intakes on the lower left and right side. Silver paint is also a little inconsistent on the lower chin spoiler. Quality Control Inspector #2, you should have flagged this before the model got boxed. LOL. Rear is executed nicely, and silver paint is more to my liking.
Wheels have always been GT Spirit’s striking point, and again, they did not disappoint on the Audi RS5. The massive calipers and rotors are top quality, almost life-like in craftsmanship. 20 inch rollers with gunmetal painted centres complete the package. Some of the best work I’ve seen from GT Spirit to date. Well done gents!
The interior is solidly detailed to match the original. Sliver paint accents the black interior. The Recaro buckets also have the RS5 badge in the headsets. Detail continues through the centre console right through into the rear.
Underneath, the model highlights some of the inner workings of the RS5 exhaust system. Have you ever heard this puppy in the flesh, do so, a near perfect soundtrack for the car enthusiast!
The Audi RS5 from the GT Spirit team is another strong effort, which I highly recommend. Fit and finish at this price point is second to none, just a beautifully executed piece. I once again applaud their efforts to bring forward the RS badge cars from Audi that almost all other manufacturers ignore today. And why? The Audi brand is the one of the hottest autos on four wheels today with many fans all around the world. Here’s hoping for more Audis in the near future. Enjoy the pics!
Shape and form looks pretty good, yet one thing I always having issue with is the panel lines on most resin models. Its very shallow in general when comparing to a quality diecast fully open model. In this particular case, the panel lines are almost disappearing…
I agree. This is why I can’t take resin models seriously. The lack of shutlines is so unrealistic.
Yes, agreed. BUT as I said before I rather have this 1:18 Audi RS5 than nothing. Would I prefer diecast, hell ya! A good placeholder to if it will ever be released.
Hi there, nice review. Mind if I ask – do the wheels turn on this model?
No. They rotate only.
Hi, I’m a proud owner of a 2012 Audi RS5 Misano Red, could I please order one of these models?
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