The gorgeous, imposing, and fortunately bound-for-America 2012 Audi RS5 finally made its official debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show earlier this month, but now talk is emerging that a convertible RS5 Cabrio may join the ranks.

The talk is spurred by leaked patent drawings dug up by Autoblog Spanish and relayed into English by Autoblog. The images depict exactly what you'd expect: a 2012 RS5 with no roof. It's expected to get the same power-electric soft top as the standard A5/S5 Cabrios, and will likely get the same power and suspension upgrades as the standard RS5.

The convertible will probably weigh more than the coupe, however, and might get a bit softer suspension tune to suit its more laid-back open-top style. We'll be on top of the news as it develops, so stay tuned.

2012 Audi RS5

2012 Audi RS5