In 2008, ifÂ you hadÂ a lot of money to spend and wanted a powerful convertibleÂ withÂ seats for four, chances are you boughtÂ an M3. But ifÂ you wanted to stand out a bit, the RS4 Cabriolet offeredÂ an interestingÂ alternative, withÂ ownership ofÂ one of these carsÂ putting you in aÂ veryÂ exclusive club. Available only for theÂ 2008 model year, Audi imported a mere 300 examples to theÂ US and they were priced accordingly: an astounding $85,000 when new. For your money you got loud and aggressive, wide-boy styling, grippyÂ all wheel drive, a six speed manual gearbox and a power soft-top to fold away so that you could hear theÂ burbleÂ produced by the wonderful 420 hp 4.2 liter V-8. True, they were not as composed as the extraordinary RS4 sedan, but if you were in the market for a convertible you probably didn’t mind, since all convertibles are by nature compromised versions of their solid-roof counterparts.
These days, there are usually one or two RS4 cabriolets on the marketÂ at any given time and, owing to the god of depreciation, they can be had for around half their original asking price.