Back when http://audi.com” target=”_blank”>Audi introduced their http://freshnessmag.com/2012/08/11/audi-rs5-and-ducati-multistrada-1200s-come-together-at-pikes-peak/” target=”_blank”>RS5 back in 2010, word quickly spread that a convertible model would soon follow suit. What we didn’t know, however, was that it would take over two years for us to lay our hands on it. While it takes most of it styling queues and shape from its hardtop kin, it still has its own personality (aside from the ragtop). It shares the same hexagon grille, bold LED headlamps, and a wide-mouth front that sucks in air for its naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8, which is capable of hitting 62mph in under 5 seconds. But, as you move toward the back along its swooping lines and body, just above the rear wheels you see the joining of the RS5’s performance car pedigree with its elegant cabriolet styling. The beauty continues inside with a deep black interior accented with just the right amount of aluminum around the dash and shifter. The car will begin to hit dealers next summer in Europe with a State-side shipment sure to follow shortly after. Scroll after the jump for more looks at this topless fire-breather.