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If you want an Audi RS5 Cabriolet, get ready to pony up $77,900 for the new 2013 model. The convertible boasts a 4.2-liter V8 engine with 450 horsepower on tap as well as 317 pound-feet of torque. Mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and quattro all wheel drive, Audi says the machine can blink to 60 miles per hour in a scant 4.9 seconds. Top speed clicks out at 174 mph.

What we have here is our best look yet at the convertible destined to replace the Audi A4 Cabrio. It's the A5 Convertible, but spy photographers have managed to do one better and snap the S5 version at what appears to be a photoshoot. Without any camouflage, the new S5 Convertible clearly exhibits all of the S5 Coupe's exterior accoutrement like a chiseled front fascia and larger wheels, and we assume it will also carry the coupe's powerful 354-hp V8. Sporting a cloth tap in lieu of a more expen

Audi is intent on leaving no niche unfilled and the word from Inside Line is that the automaker is planning to unveil a cabrio variant of its A5 and S5 coupes. The convertible versions of the A5 and S5 won't be fitted with the folding hardtops that have become de rigueur among its luxury competitors, so expect a similar soft-top system to that found on the A4/S4/RS4 cabrio and TT roadster. Power will be provided by either the 265-hp, 3.2-liter V6 or the 354-hp 4.2-liter V8 found in the A5 and S5