RS5 cabriolet is car to care for

German car giant Audi is set to unleash its beautiful RS5.

A stunning cabriolet version is set debut next year and Auto Express is reporting sights of it flying around a test track close to Nurburgring circuit.

S5 Cabriolet has the same bulging wheel arches as the coupé model but where it really excels is in its performance.

Built with the same 4.2-litre V8 engine as the coupé, RS5 Cabriolet now boasts 444 brake horse power and 430 Nm of torque.

A quattro drive train enables its four-wheel drive capability and its seven-speed twin-clutch S tronic gearbox should see it do 0 – 62 mph in less five seconds before on to a top speed of 155mph.

One pit fall for speed merchants is the fact that it will be heavier than the coupé as it features the same triple-layered folding canvas roof as the S5 drop top and that means the engineers have had to strengthen the chassis.

But despite the extra weight, drivers will still experience the ultimate sports car experience as the seats are now pushed slightly closer to the roaring V8 engine.

The new model will also include new front and rear lights, a smoother and simpler bumper and a re-designed front grille.

The car is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012 and will retail round the £60,000 mark when it becomes available in the UK next summer.

Such a beautiful piece of engineering must be carefully looked after if purchased.

The Car Care Council recently issues a hand guide for keeping your prized motor in pristine condition.

It suggests you should wash your car at least once a week and polish a minimum of every six months if it's bodywork is to keep the shame shine it had when it was in the showroom. 

Posted by Mark Henderson

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