So what does that mean for an RS5 Cabriolet driver? Not much, at least not much that they have to worry about. The V8 takes care of the straight line dominance, Quattro handles the turns. All you have to do is put the top down, lay on the accelerator, and try to hold onto your hat.
2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet
Price: $77,900. As tested: $90,200. Fuel economy, EPA estimated: 16/22 (18 combined). Fuel economy, Globe observed: 17.6 mpg. 4.2L V8, 7-speed S Tronic dual-clutch, all-wheel drive. Body: Four-passenger, two-door, convertible.
Horsepower: 450. Overall length: 183.0 in. Wheelbase: 180.3 in. Height: 54.2 in. Width: 79.5 in. Curb weight: 4,420 lbs.
Neck-snapping acceleration, head-turning looks.
Scant rear seating space. Basic A/C and radio controls more difficult than should be to access.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Power and refinement, like a windmill kick in a tuxedo.
BMW M6 Convertible, Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet, Jaguar XK Convertible.