As one of the world’s fastest four door cars, the Audi RS7 Sportback is undeniably impressive. In typical Audi fashion, it features a relatively understated design and can only be distinguished from lesser A7 models but the most discerned of automotive enthusiasts.
This particular example is currently on display at Audi Forum Neckarsulm and features a head-turning matte silver paint finish. The car also includes gloss black wing mirrors as well as wheels incorporating gloss black and silver elements.
Beneath the skin, the Audi RS7 Sportback features a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering 560 hp and 700 Nm of torque from 1750 to 5500 rpm. Consequently, the latest RS7 will sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill in a mere 3.9 seconds and when fitted with the top of the range dynamic package, can hit a top speed of 305 km/h. Despite the power and performance potential of this engine, it sips just 9.5-litres of fuel per 100 kilometres across the average cycle. A key reason why it is so efficient is due to cylinder-deactivation technology with half the cylinders shutting down when necessary.
The engine is then mated to a sport tuned eight-speed tiptronic transmission driving all four-wheels via Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system. When compared to the latest Audi A7 Sportback and S7 Sportback, the RS7 features revised air suspension and consequently sits 20 mm lower than before. Braking is provided by either internally ventilated steel discs with Audi’s interesting wave design to save weight with carbon ceramic brakes being an option.