Please enjoy these live impressions of the Audi RS5 Cabriolet from the Paris Motor Show. Even better news: the Audi RS5 Cabriolet will come to the US in Q1 2013!
Most importantly, the RS5 Cabriolet still uses Audi’s naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 that’s being discontinued elsewhere in the company’s lineup. We adore this high-revving, fire-breathing engine, though we’d like it more if it were mated to a six-speed manual transmission rather than the car’s standard seven-speed S-tronic gearbox. Still, the all-wheel-drive convertible can sprint to 62 miles per hour in just under five seconds on its way to a top speed of 155 mph (or 174 mph if you ask Audi nicely to remove the limiter).
While speaking with Autoblog at the Paris Motor Show, Scott Koegh, President of Audi’s U.S. operations, confirmed the Cabriolet will arrive Stateside in the first quarter of 2013 as the newest member of the RS5 family.