2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet, R8 Coming to Detroit Auto Show

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Both the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet and new 2014 R8 will be making their American debut at the upcoming 2013 Detroit Auto Show, before going on sale in spring on 2013.

The RS 5 Cabriolet shares the same look and specifications as the RS 5 Coupe, though it offers the open top experience. Power comes from a 450-hp 4.2-liter V8 engine that will propel the car from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds, all while achieving 18 mpg combined, helping it to avoid the gas guzzler tax. For looks, a matte aluminum frame wraps the large front grille and lower lip of the car, while Xenon plus wedge-shaped headlamps and LED strips sit above two large air intaks that are imbedded in the front apron.

The updated 2014 R8 gets a new range-topping model known as the R8 V10 Plus, and also gets a new S Tronic dual-clutch seven-speed transmission along with new LED headlights. The V10 models with the S tronic completes the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.4 seconds and generates 525 horsepower with 391 lb.-ft. of torque.

GALLERY: Audi R8 V10 Plus

GALLERY: 2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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