Standing on the shoulders of giants allows us to see far, indeed, but playing leapfrog with giants can be next to impossible. Case in point: the new 2017 Audi A5 and its sporty S5 variant. The original A5 was designed by Walter de Silva, who described it as the most beautiful car he ever penned. Even today, nearly 10 years on, the design holds up well. Trying—and not quite managing—to clear the shoulders of the previous A5 in a single bound, the newest A5 does not fare so well in the eyes of the aesthete.