High performance cars are literally all around us these days. But still, it’s not everyday that we would come across a convertible, right? How much more if it were an Audi equipped with all-wheel drive? In that case, we’re probably just daydreaming.
Not to burst that bubble, X-Tomi Design has cooked up its own rendering of the 2018 Audi RS5 Cabriolet. Its version of the topdown Audi with an all-wheel-drive format is probably the only one out there right now.
If we have something to say on this, we don’t think this one would do. A high performance topdown should at least come fully loaded and with a higher price tag. Perhaps, the RS5 Sportback’s characteristics are more fitting for Audi convertibles, don’t you think?
The Cabriolet can’t be lighter even if they try to change the 4.2L engine with a 2.9L. Things don’t happen this way. It goes without saying that there will be a significant improvement in terms of its fuel consumption if this is going to happen.
As others have pointed out, the Cabriolet would have the same 2.9L Twin Turbo V6 engine as the Porsche Panamera 4S. That means, you can expect this convertible to speed off from 0-62 in less than 4 seconds and produce at least 440PS and 550 Nm of torque output. Of course, the Porsche Panamera would be a lot more expensive than this type of Audi we have here. We’re only talking about the engine.
Speaking of which, it probably got you thinking why Audi would use a Porsche engine? Well, it could be due of the fact that V8 and V6 engines are too costly to develop especially with the current emission standards. Most of the time, car companies resort to sharing their technologies just like in the case of the SQ7 Panamera, and Bentayga’s identical TDI V8 engine.
As for the transmission, we think Audi will either use Porsche’s PDK or 8-speed automatic transmission. As for the price, you can consider the total cost for this car to be half the total amount of a Panamera. But these are only speculations.
For now, we can only drool over the picture of this all-wheel drive convertible. X-Tomi Design has done it again and we are truly impressed. But then, Audi just recently unveiled the latest S5 Cabriolet over the last few days. We think the S5 deserves our real attention. Besides, it’s more practical than the TT RS Roadster or any other convertible we can think of. Don’t you agree?