Audi recently unveiled details of the much anticipated 2014 new Audi RS 5 Cabriolet which will debut at the NAIAS. The RS 5 Cabriolet combines track-tested engineering with the freedom of open air driving.
The four-seat convertible with a cloth soft top entices with a unique combination of elegance and power and is engineered to perform on the track and also for comfortable weekend drives.
With nearly identical performance numbers as the coupe, the RS 5 Cabriolet is powered by a high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 engine with FSI direct injection. Its 4.2 liter engine outputs 450 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 317 lb.-ft. between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. With a curb weight of 4,420 lbs., the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet launches from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The carâ€™s top speed is limited to 174 mph; while at the same time having a class leading fuel economy and no gas guzzler tax.
The exterior and interior of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet retains the essence of the RS 5 Coupe. When the top is down it only requires 2.12 cu-ft. of its 13.42 cu-ft. trunk volume. The split rear seatbacks can be folded over individually, and a load-through hatch from the trunk to the rear seating area improves ease of access functionality. Special reinforcements contribute to the convertible bodyâ€™s high rigidity, and aluminum front fenders compensate for some of the added weight of the reinforcements.
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