If you’re a regular in the Audi enthusiast forum scene or are familiar with the Targa Trophy road rally series on the west coast, then it’s highly likely that this Audi S5 and its owner need no introducing.
Just in case this is all new to you though, this car is owned by Tina Hage, a.k.a. Tina Tbolt, and we think her S5 represents a lot of what is right about the American Audi tuning scene. Even better if you really like this particular coupe… it’s just gone up for sale.
Modified cars aren’t for everyone and that’s particularly the case for cars with body kits. Frankly, movies like the Fast & the Furious series and the now declining sport compact segment gave body kits a bad name. That Audi owners tend to prefer cars more in keeping with design coming out of the many studios of the Audi Design Team also tends to downplay the role of such mods amongst those dialed in to the brand. However, that’s not to say that such builds can’t be done in extremely attractive ways, and Tina Hage’s Suzuka Grey S5 coupe is exemplary of that.