Report: Next Audi RS4 Coming in 2008

Todd Lassa's shrill condemnations of the blogosphere notwithstanding, Motor Trend clarifies the Audi RS4 issue with some of that snappy jernelism we expect from those who still use the telephone. Those saddened by talk the RS version of the Audi A4 was going the way of Brock Yates's Park Avenue office will be heartened to hear it's just taking a yearlong hiatus. With the new A4 appearing this fall atop Audi's oft ballyhooed modular architecture, the current RS4 will be shelved. A new RS4, based on the updated A4 and sporting what could total 450 horsepower, will appear at the end of 2008. Meanwhile, Audi's spending down the remaining parts on the limited-edition RS4 convertible, due by year's end. Only 300 of the droptops will be built, each costing around 90 grand each. And we didn't even have to pick up the phone. Ain't meta media grand? [Motor Trend via The German Car Blog]