The RS5 Cabriolet was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Production of the RS5 ended permanently in June 2015. A race version of the S5, the RS5 has a valved exhaust whose note can be tuned to suit driving conditions and personal preference. The RS5 has a naturally aspirated 4.2 V8 that produces 450 BHP (336 kW).
As part of the RS5 Cabriolet launch, Audi Land of Quattro Alpen Tour 2013 featured an RS5 Cabriolet starting on September 23, traveling across twelve driving stages in 6 countries (Klagenfurt – the capital of Carinthia, Austria, Monaco).
The RS5 is a version of A5 with 4.2 FSI engine rated at 444 BHP and 500 N⋅m (369 ft⋅lbf), seven-speed S-Tronic transmission, quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with crown-gear center differential and torque vectoring (optional quattro with sport differential rear axle), 20 mm (0.79 in) lower body, electromechanical power steering, exclusive 19-inch forged alloy wheels, optional carbon fiber-ceramic brake discs, Audi drive select dynamics system, optional RS sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC)