Audi has released info on its 2013 RS5 Cabriolet that’s based on the A5 Cabriolet. It’ll be released early next year and will be more than its coupe brother that goes for $69,795. Looking to rival BMW’s M3, the Audi RS5 convertible features a stunning canvas top, wedge-shaped front lights, big air intakes, alloy finished 20-inch wheels and more. The top opens in just 15 seconds and folds up in 17 seconds via a press on the key, which Audi says is one of the car’s major advantages.

It’s said to come with the same 450-hp 4.2-liter V8 of its precursor, the RS5 coupe and share its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic system. The open-top RS5 Cabriolet can run from 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds. Customers can also opt for a sports exhaust as an addition. It also utilizes the same seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic and variable all-wheel-drive setup as the coupe. Audi has yet to reveal final U.S. specs and equipment levels—including weight—but it’s suspected that the RS5 cabriolet will probably gain a few pounds relative to the coupe.

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