It looks as if Audi plans to bring the menacing RS5 Cabriolet to the U.S., according to Car and Driver. The 450-horsepower convertible showed up in an application for certification with the California Air Resources Board. Those filings are necessary to demonstrate that any new model sold in California adheres to the state's emission standards - a must for any vehicle that goes on sale in the States. While it's worth noting that automakers routinely certify models that may never show up on the U.S. market, that the dropehead RS5 is going through the approval process means the high-power convertible is one step closer to showing up in U.S. showrooms.

Audi has already confirmed the RS5 Coupe for the American market. Like the hardtop, the RS5 Cabriolet delivers 450 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque to the pavement via a dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. Sounds like a party.


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      john m
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wish they'd bring the A5 hatchback to the USA.
      rty
      • 2 Years Ago
      NA engine... **** YEAH! :D
      Ak74
      • 2 Years Ago
      317 pound-feet of torque only? Price tag of 80K nooooooo thank you
      Banf_1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why do they bring it over in its mid-cycle updated form. Why didn't they bring the original, which was perhaps the most athletically pleasing coupes I've ever seen. At this point the fuss of the model has died down, I'm not sure how Audi of NA plans stuff.
        Twittavelli
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Banf_1
        It frustrates the hell out of me.
        Agilis
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Banf_1
        The front end of the refresh ruined it for me. I'm holding onto my 2012 Non-Facelifted S5 with the V8.
        _I_I_II_I_I_
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Banf_1
        actually quite the opposite, they always bring the hotted-up versions late in the life cycle to keep the model alive before the replacement.
      robespierex
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why not the new 4.0 twin turbo V8 instead of the old 4.2? I'd rather have more torque and variable displacement.
        Neil
        • 2 Years Ago
        @robespierex
        i was thinking the same thing! doesnt make much sence!
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @robespierex
        this will have to wait until the next a4/a5
      _I_I_II_I_I_
      • 2 Years Ago
      ridiculously high level of want. My S4 cab 6-speed will be long in the tooth eventually.
      houseiowapark
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you are in the junk business, buy an Audi. that is exactly what an Outi is, JUNK. Shop around.
        jerry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @houseiowapark
        They wont send you a free car no matter how and why you bash one of the finest cars built FOOL.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @houseiowapark
        [blocked]
      trzjax
      • 2 Years Ago
      They need to overhaul their engines... NOW. 450hp is ok, but 317tq is waaaay weak. In line with 7 y.o. M3, but the new M3 will definitely be more than that. And RS5 is actually the priciest of the bunch (M3, CTS-V, C63)... and yet the worst in terms of overall performance according to most comparos... they need to up their game to be taken seriously.
        Kwijiboz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @trzjax
        Spoken like a true desk-jockey. No matter the numbers, the 4.2 V8 used in various R-designated Audis is one of the best engines ever made; sounds awesome, lightning responses, flexible, efficient....did I mention the noise? Anyone returning from a decent blast in the last RS4 whinging that it needed more power is only interested in bragging rights and pissing contests.
        _I_I_II_I_I_
        • 2 Years Ago
        @trzjax
        trzjax dude, you're so right, that engine is a big mistake. HA HA HA HA... ha.
      dhartson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Audi is pure JUNK! For anyone to buy this mess is a mistake! These cars are a mechanical mess!
        debsully69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dhartson
        Your right on. And they're terrible to work on also.
        houseiowapark
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dhartson
        you are exactly right. This brand has an awful rep, should be outlawed. I wouldn't have one if someone gave it to me. The naysayers will just have to find out on their own, the hard way.
      Julle85
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn it looks sexy!
      Julle85
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn it looks sexy! Audi has best desing of the Germancars.
      Nathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yawn, just a giant slab of car.
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