Audi has just removed the wraps from its most exhilarating RS convertible to date – the new 450PS RS 5 Cabriolet. Complementing the beauty and brawn of the RS 5 silhouette with a fast-acting lightweight fabric roof the new open-top will arguably offer the very best environment in which to savour the red-blooded 4.2-liter V8 shared with the RS 4 Avant.
The lightweight ‘acoustic hood’ of the RS 5 Cabriolet offers a degree of sound absorption that runs its fixed head counterpart remarkably close, and at the press of a button opens and closes fully automatically in 15 seconds and 17 seconds respectively – even when driving at speeds of up to 31mph.
Inside, the cabin also features the latest RS 5 detail enhancements, including a new flat-bottomed RS three-spoke steering wheel, along with the new generation Coupe’s equipment upgrade, which brings Bluetooth mobile phone preparation, cruise control, satellite navigation and Audi Music Interface iPod connection to the already lengthy standard equipment list.
The new V8-powered RS 5 Cabriolet is to be unveiled to the public at its Paris Motor Show debut later this month. Customer deliveries of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet will begin in early 2013 in Germany and then followed by the rest of the markets worldwide.