2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet
continues to push forward stylish, powerful convertibles. The 2014 RS5 Cabriolet
is a bold convertible that commands attention. With a 4.2L V8 engine and 444 horsepower, everyone will try to snatch a glimpse of your Cabriolet - from behind, as you fly by. Hitting 0-60 in an estimated 4.6 seconds, you know that the 2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet
doesn't simply look good. For more information on any Certified Pre-owned
or new Audi's
, contact our Audi dealerships in New Jersey or California
Everything we said after driving the RS5 coupe
still rings true, even after Audi
has gone and ripped off its metal roof, replaced it with a big cloth version, and tossed us the keys. The 2014 AudiRS5 Cabriolet
is another bold, big-boned airmobile to make open-top lovers swoon. There is absolutely nothing revolutionary to speak of here versus its hardtop counterpart, frankly, but tear-assing through the southern French hills as the brilliant sun warmed us is plenty good reason to talk a lot about it anyway. And hey, it beats frigid January in Detroit, where the RS5 Convertible is shortly to receive its US introduction.
One issue that could corrupt things a bit is the convertible's added weight factor. It's one thing when an Audi TT
removes its top and gains 176 pounds, or when a Porsche Cayman morphs into a Boxster and gains 66 pounds; the effect on dynamics will still be acceptable. But when it comes to a huge-roof coupe like the RS5
, that gain in mass becomes 400-plus pounds in cabrio form, for a grand curb weight of 4,461 pounds. As a number attached to this size of a car that's also branded with an RS badge promising raciness, we admittedly fretted. Then we drove the Audi RS5 Cabriolet
to cheer up.
Winter weather had moved in a touch at the highest points of our long loop through the Mediterranean Alps, necessitating some adjustments. For this, the optional low-profile Pirelli P Zero fair-weather treads on $1,000 20-inch wheels were wisely swapped out for optional 20-inch Dunlop Winter SP Sport 3D rubber, sized 275/30 R20 97W front and rear.
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