It’s got 450 horses and no top: meet the wicked new Audi RS5 Cabriolet, due to go on sale in Germany in the spring of 2013, and with any luck thence to this side of the pond.

With Audi’s much-admired 4.2-liter FSI V8 under the hood as well as the marque’s famed Quattro all-wheel drive system, it can go from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 174 mph.

Of course, with a euro price that translates to about $110,000, it’s a pretty expensive toy.

Just the way you like them…