Spring is here and summer is right around the corner, ready to shine and turn up the heat. It’s time for convertibles to come out of the garage and drop their tops for that special open air experience. The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet is one of the perfect cars to go for a summer cruise around town with because of its high performance engine, stunning curvaceous styling, and luxury feel. One aftermarket German tuning company wanted to give their customers the opportunity to experience summer with an even more exciting Audi RS 5 Cabriolet, so they created a full upgrade program with all sorts of accessories. The team focused on all of the aspects of the car, such as the new forged concave wheels from COR Wheels to the lowered suspension, and the modified engine. Even the body was modified with a few carbon fiber goodies to make it even more commanding on the road.
Although the convertible top being down is the main focus of any convertible, but with this Audi RS 5, the focus was the engine for the engineers. The 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine has some very high revving characteristics and a classic exhaust note that fills the cabin with pride. The engineering team installed a new stainless steel exhaust system that includes two high performance 200-cell catalytic converters and a valve controlled rear muffler system that lets out a thundering roar as the RPMs rise. The engine was also given a new sport air intake system to suck in more air, more efficiently. The final touch was a new software ECU tune that optimizes a number of parameters and results in a total of 485 horsepower and 330 lb-ft. of torque being sent to all four of the newly installed concave wheels.
As the engine pumps out more power, the chassis and rims had to be upgraded. The German engineers opted for a new set of lightweight forged concave wheels that add a certain muscular dynamic and look to the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet. The new gunmetal grey concave wheels were installed in a wide 9.0 x 20 front and rear setup with Pirelli PZero tires. The suspension was then lowered by 25 mm at the front and rear axles by a new set of coilovers for a better center of gravity.
The final modifications were made to the exterior of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet. Here, the German engineers and designers installed a new carbon fiber front splitter and two inserts on the front fenders. The rear was then given a new diffuser insert between the new stainless steel tailpipes.