Rain. The Achilles heel of most automobiles around the world. From the action of spinning tires trying to find grip on acceleration, to the fear of hydroplaning and slamming into the concrete barrier of a highway off ramp, rain is the enemy of driving confidence.
But what if there was another way of motoring? What if, you had all the traction possible when the going gets slippery, and a roof that folded away for the few days that it doesn’t? Enter the 2016 Audi S5 Cabriolet.
Powered by a supercharged 3 liter V6, 333 Horsepower and 325 Ft lbs of torque is routed to all 4 wheels via a 7 speed automated dual clutch transmission. 0 – 60mph comes up in 4.9 seconds and the quarter whips by at 13.4 seconds at 105 mph. No matter what form of water is strewn about the roadway ahead, all four wheels will be turning in cohesion to keep you out of the ditch that your last car would have undoubtedly slid into. Now, since you are on the road, and able to enjoy your drive in the rain confidently, you can settle into the onboard amenities the S5 has to offer. Heated seats for your rear end, Bluetooth audio connectivity, and a Bang & Olufsen surround sound system await your ears, and a beautifully crafted two-tone Brown and Black leather interior await your eyes, nose and touch points.
Suddenly the sun comes out. 14 seconds later, the cloth fabric top is dropped, and you have 1 million meters of headroom as the same four-wheel drive system that kept you on the road in the rain, now allows you to seemingly defy gravity in the corners. Turn in is crisp with only a hint of understeer at the absolute limit, and with the top down, the machine gun zaps from the exhaust when upshifting are heard even better than the coupe.
At some point, everyone has to deal with the cruel unrelenting mistress that rain is. But with the 2016 Audi S5 Cabriolet in your life, when the time is right, and the sun finally peaks out to say hello, there is no better way to enjoy those days of paradise.
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