It took the design team a total of five days to create the sculpture with chainsaws being used heavily throughout the construction process to ensure the sculpture accurately reflects the real new-generation Audi Q7 SUV. The final elements were carved with small hand tools.
In case you didn’t know, the biggest headline for the new Audi Q7 is the substantial diet it has been subjected to. It sheds 325 kilograms (716.5 lb) over the previous generation. lt features a new multi-material body and an all-new chassis which has helped keep weight down. 71 kilograms is lost from the body as the Q7 is shorter and narrower than its predecessor. The 3.0 litre diesel weighs just 1,995 kg.
The Audi Q7 comes with a variety of different engines including a 272 hp 3.0 TDI which is capable of a 0-100 km/h sprint of 6.3 seconds. A 3.0 litre TFSI is also available with 333 hp and a 0-100 km/h time of 6.1 seconds. Another engine option is the 2.0 TFSI with 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque.
The Audi Q7 will receive an e-tron quattro drive system. The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro will arrive in 2015 as the world’s first plug-in hybrid with a six-cylinder diesel and quattro all-wheel drive system. It gets the 3.0 litre TDI engine with 258 hp and 700 Nm of torque. The total output of 373 hp makes for a 0-100 km/h time of 6.0 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h.