I decided to modify my 2015 RS5 a little differently over the years and thought I would share the info good, bad or indifferent with you all. The common thought is to add power to a vehicle to make it faster. What happens if instead, we keep the same power but remove unnecessary weight? Can these cars lose 100lbs? 200lbs? 300? 400? 500? Can it be done tastefully and without losing the very essence of what makes these cars great in the first place? Is moving and stopping a lighter car better for it long term? Are there other benefits to be had by trimming the fat? The info I have found online shows that these weigh 4,012lbs (Coupe) - 4,420lbs (Cab) That’s more hog than pig…so let’s hit the gym and see what happens.
I’ll update and add as new info comes in.
“Baseline” 1/4 mile 12.8 @ 109mph and FULL weight (4,216lbs curb weight) Black Optics+ with 20" Rotors and Tech Package only.
This is an educated guess based on adding the weight of a few heavier options onto the base weight of a non sunroof, CCB, Wingback Euro Spec vehicle that starts at 4,012lbs
Up First: The lightest exhaust on the market…