Monday, October 25, 2010

Video: Fifth Gear tests Audi RS5 on Europe's highest road

. Monday, October 25, 2010

High in the French Alps lies the Col de la Bonette. Stretching 16 miles and reaching an astounding 2,802 meters (9,193 feet) at its peak, the road to the summit is not only one of the most challenging in Europe but also the highest. It's only appropriate then that UK motoring show, Fifth Gear choose this route to test the Audi RS5. Watch as host, Jonny Smith pushes the RS5's limits on not only on the road's sharp switchbacks but also tests the advanced quattro system on the icy stretches near the peak.

The video attached is the full episode of Fifth Gear (season 18 episode 3 - Oct. 22, 2010), if you want to get straight to the RS5 portion, jump to the 8:35 point in the video above. As always, these episodes are usually nipped off the internet quite quickly, so we can't guarantee the video will work for any extended period of time.

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