Audi's full-bore RS5 treatment may only be available in coupe form, but that doesn't mean droptop enthusiasts can't join in on some of the fun. Senner AG, a company known for its Audi upgrades, now offers its RS design package for the A5 Cabriolet, and while it doesn't boast the outrageous power numbers of the RS5, it certainly has the look, with a couple of eccentric one-off touches, to boot.
Starting with an A5 2.0T Cabriolet, Senner has bumped engine output from 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque up to a more palatable 275 hp and 317 lb-ft through the use of sport air filters and ECU recalibration. An all-new exhaust system has also been fitted, as well, giving the A5 a louder, angrier sound – something even the S5 Cabriolet could benefit from.
Visually, Senner has added larger front air intakes similar to those on the RS5, though the A5's foglamps have been kept intact. Filling out the wheel wells are silver-chrome 20-inch wheels, wrapped in low-profile tires (245/30 in front, 295/25 out back), and a new rear diffuser has been added to round off the host of exterior upgrades. The interior has largely been left alone, save the addition of carbon fiber trim throughout the cabin.
Senner's kit retails for a healthy €19,900 (roughly $25k USD), and when added to the €55,000 cost of a new A5 Cabriolet, that brings the whole package to €74,900, or $95,150 USD based on current exchange rates. Scroll through the gallery below to see the handsome Senner A5 from all angles, and hit the jump for the full details in the press release.
[Source: Senner AG]
The German tuner Senner Tuning Inc., known for its extravagant modifications, has now placed the golden crown on the Audi A5 Cabriolet. The Audi tuner Senner Tuning Inc. is offering an extensive individualisation program for the current Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet. The Senner Tuning Inc. has fired up the new, blazing A5 2.0 T-FSI Cabriolet even more. The performance of the turbo petrol engines has been increased to 275 HP and 430 Nm with the use of sports air filters and software optimisation. In addition, thanks to the Power Convertor (responsible for the acceleration of the electronic gas signal) the gas intake has an even quicker reaction time.
The tuner from Ingelheim offers an audibly superior exhaust system for the A5, guaranteed to give you goosebumps. It is an in-house sports exhaust system with a stainless steel finishing with four end pipes, 88x74mm in diameter. With this, the Audi gives the driver a real sports car feeling.
The carbon hydride screw thread (Version 2, Inox Line) with adjustable settings ensures perfect road position.
For the wheels, only the best was good enough. On the right are Varianza TIS light metal rims and on the left, Scwhert ("Sword") SC1 light metal rims in silver chrome with anodised lips 9x20 inches and 10.5x20 inches in size with 245/30 R20 und 295/25 R20er Vredestein tyres – they cause quite a sensation. You don't need to trim the wheel arch edges for that!
In addition to the work on the open heart and wheels, the Ingelheim team has also cosmetically improved the bodywork of the A5. The new spoiler in the RS6 Design as well as the cooler grill are examples of this, which includes exterior mirrors in the RS5 Design and a rear valance with sporty diffusor fins.
Prestige in the interior is taken care of with surfaces made from leather and extensive carbon fibre applications. The carbon set at Senner Tuning Inc. includes a tacho blend, the S-Line sports steering wheel, an ash tray cover as well as a further extension of door applications, not exactly made with cheap material.
The whole thing is completed with the convertible roof module by Senner Tuning Inc., which can be open and closed via radio signals.
Vehicle basic price incl. special tuning: 55.000 Euro
Senner Tunig Inc. Special modifications: 19.900 Euro
Total cost: 74.900 Euro