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The 2020 Audi RS7 is the second generation of the company’s range-topping four-door coupe. Based on the latest A7, the 2020 RS7 features a far more aggressive exterior design, a completely new interior packed with premium features, state-of-the-art technology, and a powerful drivetrain. The latter combines a revised version of Audi’s 4.0-liter V-8 and a 48-volt system that improves fuel efficiency. The 2020 Audi RS7 arrives just in time to take on the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe and the upcoming BMW M8 Gran Coupe.

The 2020 Audi RS7 will join the standard A7 and the mid-range S7 in the U.S., where it will cost in excess of $100,000. Estimates put it at around $120,000, which will make it slightly more affordable that the competition. The 2020 RS7 is one of the many new Audis to feature mild hybrid drivetrains as the German firm is moving more and more toward electrification.

PostHeaderIcon Did Audi Understate Performance Figures of the 2020 RS7 Sportback?

The new 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback was just announced at the Frankfurt Auto Show, and it’s already starting to get some major media attention. That attention, right now, is on the fact that Audi may have intentionally understated the RS7’s performance. To what extent? Well, the guys at Auditography decided to find out for themselves.

PostHeaderIcon Audi’s New RS7 Sportback Finally Has a Look to Call Its Own

For the longest time, the RS7 has represented Audi in the high-end performance saloon segment. It’s done its job about as well as it can, but there was always something about the RS7 that somehow kept it from reaching its full potential. It has never lacked in power or driving dynamics so it’s neither of those things. What kept the RS7 from completely standing out in a sea of high-performance four-door saloons was its design.

To be clear, past RS7s didn’t look bad; they just didn’t stand out, either. They looked like your typical era-correct Audis that just happened to come with bigger bodies and far more luxurious interiors. Audi wants to change that narrative, and with the arrival of the 2020 RS7 Sportback, it just might have found that perfect balance of design and performance that could change the way we look at the RS7 Sportback moving forward.

PostHeaderIcon Audi RS7 by AddArmor

Armored cars come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but rarely do they come with a 202-mph top speed. This particular Audi RS7 is one such example, and it’s probably the coolest Audi you’ll ever see. Such platitudes come with a great deal of expectation, but you won’t have to worry about this particular RS7 meeting — and exceeding — those expectations. It’s called the AddArmor APR RS7, and it was built to withstand heavy artillery and embarrass any fool who thinks they can take this car on in a drag race.

The AddArmor APR RS7 is the brainchild of Wisconsin-based specialty car builder AddArmor. As the company’s name so obviously implies, AddArmore specializes in comprehensive armor upgrades for vehicles. Every so often, though, the specialist goes the extra mile by enlisting the help of a performance tuner to truly spice up its creations. The result of this ambitious endeavor is the AddArmor APR RS7, one of the few cars in the world that can withstand a heavy artillery assault, look oh-so fine doing it, and blast off to 202 mph without breaking much of a sweat.

PostHeaderIcon This Audi Christmas Ad Is The Best Thing You’ll Watch This Holiday Season

Christmas is almost here, and automakers are rolling out holiday-themed commercials for the public. Although the main motive is to market the brand and the cars (obviously!), there are a few commercials which we remember for much longer. One such commercial, which is one of my all-time favorites, is this one by Audi for Christmas 2017 that features the RS3 and the RS7.

PostHeaderIcon The Audi RS7 Sportback was Spotted Again as It Nears its Date with the Production Line

The new Audi RS7 Sportback has been spotted yet again; this time much closer. The alter ego version of the A7 will have a lot of performance bits added to it. We’ve seen Audi turn its other models into S and RS versions and the results have been quite impressive. Not much is known about the RS7 Sportback, and most of what we do know is based largely on rumors and speculation.

PostHeaderIcon Audi RS7 Gets Massive Stage 10 Engine Upgrade: Video

Aftermarket companies inherently have a crazy side to them. How else do you explain the need to add on cars that have already been built for the sheer purpose of making them faster and more powerful than what the automakers themselves intended. This understanding of tuning firms help in setting expectations, but even with these expectations, there are programs that still leave us scratching our heads.

I say that because a Redditor brought up this insane Audi RS7, which was the subject of a Stage 10 performance kit. Yep, stage 10. Total Race, a Russian tuning company, is said to be responsible for this program. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know what a Stage 10 kit entails, but I do know that from the basic act of counting, nine programs preceded it. That begs the question on how powerful this RS7 is with a Stage 10 kit when a Stage 4 program from Total Race already gives the RS7 an incredible 1,100 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque. Do the math and there’s still five stages of engine upgrades before reaching Stage 10.

One look at the RS7 shows you how insane the car really is. It’s so mental that the RS7’s actual hood was taken out just to fit that huge engine. And if my eyes don’t deceive me, those “devil horns” look like built-in exhaust systems. There’s no word on how powerful this RS7 is, but judging by how quickly the RS7 launched from a standstill, I’d be remiss if I didn’t let my imagination run wild.


PostHeaderIcon One-Off Verdant Green Audi RS7 Spotted for Sale

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We have seen a tone of uniquely colored Audis in our time as a motoring correspondent, but this one hands down gets the cake in terms of sheer exclusivity. It’s a Verdant Green Audi RS7, apparently the only in the world, up for grabs at Audi Naples of Florida.

Now, this rich shade of green may not look appealing to everybody, but that is not really the point with one-off special editions. These cars are mainly bought because they stand out in a crowd. They sort of make a statement about the owner. Not to mention they have much greater residual value as well.

The Verdant Green Audi RS7 is also ‘exclusive’ inside the cabin, featuring a lovely blend of Havana Brown Leather and black nappa leather complete with contrast honeycomb stitching. The steering wheel and the shifter booth have also been given the leather treatment to complement the carbon fiber dashboard and consoles.

Just like the normal models, the Verdant Green Audi RS7 is powered by a 4.0 liter TFSI V8 engine developing 412 kW (560 hp) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque, good for a 0 to 60 time of 3.9 seconds.

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PostHeaderIcon One-Off Verdant Green Audi RS7 Spotted for Sale

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We have seen a tone of uniquely colored Audis in our time as a motoring correspondent, but this one hands down gets the cake in terms of sheer exclusivity. It’s a Verdant Green Audi RS7, apparently the only in the world, up for grabs at Audi Naples of Florida.

Now, this rich shade of green may not look appealing to everybody, but that is not really the point with one-off special editions. These cars are mainly bought because they stand out in a crowd. They sort of make a statement about the owner. Not to mention they have much greater residual value as well.

The Verdant Green Audi RS7 is also ‘exclusive’ inside the cabin, featuring a lovely blend of Havana Brown Leather and black nappa leather complete with contrast honeycomb stitching. The steering wheel and the shifter booth have also been given the leather treatment to complement the carbon fiber dashboard and consoles.

Just like the normal models, the Verdant Green Audi RS7 is powered by a 4.0 liter TFSI V8 engine developing 412 kW (560 hp) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque, good for a 0 to 60 time of 3.9 seconds.

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PostHeaderIcon One-Off Verdant Green Audi RS7 Spotted for Sale

Verdant Green Audi RS7-0

We have seen a tone of uniquely colored Audis in our time as a motoring correspondent, but this one hands down gets the cake in terms of sheer exclusivity. It’s a Verdant Green Audi RS7, apparently the only in the world, up for grabs at Audi Naples of Florida.

Now, this rich shade of green may not look appealing to everybody, but that is not really the point with one-off special editions. These cars are mainly bought because they stand out in a crowd. They sort of make a statement about the owner. Not to mention they have much greater residual value as well.

The Verdant Green Audi RS7 is also ‘exclusive’ inside the cabin, featuring a lovely blend of Havana Brown Leather and black nappa leather complete with contrast honeycomb stitching. The steering wheel and the shifter booth have also been given the leather treatment to complement the carbon fiber dashboard and consoles.

Just like the normal models, the Verdant Green Audi RS7 is powered by a 4.0 liter TFSI V8 engine developing 412 kW (560 hp) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque, good for a 0 to 60 time of 3.9 seconds.

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PostHeaderIcon Audi RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept Sets Record In Spain

The Audi RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept was first introduced in October 2014 and in short order, it has more than lived up to Audi’s expectations. The autonomous vehicle’s latest claim to fame occurred at the Parcmotor race track in Barcelona where it set a lap time of 2:07.67, adding yet another feather on its cap.

Since its introduction, the RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept has made a habit of accomplishing things that have helped Audi improve its autonomous driving technology. During the hot lap at the Parcmotor, journalists were given a first-hand experience of riding an autonomous car under race conditions. This latest milestone also served as a hugely successful follow up to a similar run back in October 2014 when an RS 7 with the project name “Bobby” successfully completed a lap around the famed Hockenheim circuit in Germany, reaching speeds in excess of 149 mph in the process. In July 2015, the RS 7 also put in some impressive hot laps around the Sonoma Raceway in California.

These test runs are all part of Audi’s overarching plan to offer autonomous driving in its production cars in the future. A lot of automakers are doing something similar so at this point, it really has turned into a race to see which one can translate the tech to its models first. Judging from how far Audi has come since introducing the RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept last year, it does look like the German automaker’s ahead of the curve. The development ground being laid by the driverless sedan is already providing Audi with valuable information and knowledge, including information related to sensor technology, data processing, and stabilization.

The recent test in Barcelona only adds to the wealth of vital information Audi needs to further advancement the technology. Soon enough, we might be seeing the RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept in production guise. Should that day come, we can all look back to the amount of time, resources, and effort Audi put in to make it happen.

Continue reading for the full story.


PostHeaderIcon Audi RS 7 Sportback Performance

American performance is usually served with unmistakable flamboyance. For example, both the shark-nosed Corvette Z06 and Terminator-esque Shelby GT350 Mustang offer unambiguous speed cues front to back. But that’s a good thing; it’s an essential facet of their character. However, some people prefer the straight-to-jail speed in a package that flies comfortably under the radar. Folks looking for a combination like that usually turn to Europe, birthplace of cars like the Audi RS7 Sportback Performance. To the uninitiated, it’s just another AWD luxury sedan. But to those who know, it’s over 600 horsepower and a top speed of 190 mph.

Audi already offers U.S. customers the venerable RS 7, but now, according to a recent report from the fine folks at Autoblog, we’ll get the new Performance version as well. That means even more power, slightly tweaked styling, and all the refinement and comfort you’d expect from a range-topper with four rings on the grille.

So then – a high-output variant of an already overpowered luxury sedan. Sounds tempting. We won’t know exactly what the U.S.-spec RS 7 Sportback Performance will bring to the table until Audi provides us with the details, but for now, read on for the Euro-spec iteration and cross your fingers it’s unaltered by the time it hits our shores.

Updated 11/27/2015: Audi dropped a new video in which it highlights its latest RS7 Sportback Performance. Hit play to watch the new RS7 in action on some very cool winding roads.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi RS7 Sportback Performance.


PostHeaderIcon Official: Audi RS Performance – RS6 and RS7

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The horsepower war between German car makers is now turned into a somewhat cold war and Audi has done something that amounts to moving nuclear warheads to the opponents’ borders. They have just launched the Audi RS Performance versions of the RS6 and RS7 with 605 horsepower.

Now that might not sound a lot for you tuning junkies out there, but 605 horsepower from a standard factory car is pretty damn good by anyone’s standards. Audi RS Performance models use the same 4.0 TFSI engine as the normal models by 45 PS and 50 Nm to 605 PS and 750 Nm of torque, resulting in a 0 to 60 time of 3.7 seconds and top speed of 189mph. Those numbers apply to both the RS6 and RS7 Performance models.

Audi RS Performance are also among the most efficient cars you can find in this class, although we find it hard to believe the Germans in this sense after the VW scandal. But Audi says that, thanks to measures such as Audi cylinder on demand (COD), you should be able to get up to 29.4mpg in the RS 6 Avant performance and 29.7mpg in the RS 7 Sportback performance.

Visually, Audi RS Performance are distinguished by a quattro logo on the air inlet duct and matt titanium-look detailing plus exclusive 21-inch wheels. Black and blue Alcantara and leather interior with super sport seats and inlays in carbon with blue thread are among the highlights of the interior.

Pricing for the Audi RS6 Performance starts from £86,000 in the UK while RS7 Sportback kicks off from £91,600.

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PostHeaderIcon Near-Production Audi RS 7 Piloted Driving Tested at Sonoma

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Audi keeps the development of their autonomous technologies in high gear as they take a new, 2015 version of the Audi RS 7 Piloted Driving to the Sonoma Raceway in America for speed and handling test. While in the U.S., Audi also discussed with political leaders and Silicon Valley innovators on the prospect of piloted driving.

The Audi RS 7 Piloted Driving taking Sonoma by storm was called “Robby” who is a close relation of “Bobby” which set the world speed record of 149 mph last year at Hockenheimring race course in Germany. They give this new version a different name compared to Bobby it is 882 pounds lighter.

“In Sonoma we brought the Audi RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept lap after lap to the physical limit, and in constant precision,” said Thomas Müller, Head of development for braking, steering and driver assistance systems, AUDI AG. “The car reached lap times that were better than those of some experienced sport riders.” The RS 7 prototype required only 2:01.01 minutes to set its best lap time at the 2.5-mile course.

Now, if you still have no clue as to what is a Piloted Driving car, it’s an autonomous vehicle that can do the braking, steering or accelerating all on its own. What’s more, you can upload your route into the car’s brain and it will drive you there while you can sit back, relax, drink, smoke pot, have sex… pretty much anything you can do on your sofa. These cars still have a long way ahead of them before becoming usable, practical, and legal. But thanks to pioneering companies like Audi, the future seems bright for them.

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PostHeaderIcon Apple Green Audi RS7 Looks Delicious!

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Audi has realized that using nice and fun colors is a great way of making their cars look less mean and serious, especially aggressive and high-performance models like the RS6 and RS7. This Apple Green Audi RS7 is a good case in point. The handsome but angry five-door coupe looks so nice and cuddly in this color.

The Apple Green Audi RS7, available at Audi Neckarsulm, features the Optik Paket option, the telltale signs of which include the gloss black grille inserts at the front, carbon fiber mirror caps, black rear diffuser and the unique five-spoke wheels. Although we like the standard wheels better, as these rims look kind of weird on the RS7.

Apart from the Exclusive paint job and the Optik package, this Apple Green Audi RS7 also features a heavily customized interior styled with a blend of leather, Alcantara, and carbon fiber, garnished with green embroidery and stitching. The magnificent Audi RS bucket seats feature Alcantara inserts and so does the steering wheel, while the dashboard, consoles, and door cards are trimmed with the nicest looking carbon fiber we’ve ever seen. A high-end Bang and Olufsen Advanced Sound System is fitted as standard.

2015 Audi RS7 is powered by a 4.0 liter TFSI V8 developing 560 hp and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque. The engine catapults the five?door coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.9 seconds; the optional dynamics packages allow top speeds of 280 and 305 km/h (174.0 and 189.5 mph).

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PostHeaderIcon Audi RS7

When Mercedes-Benz released its “four-door coupe” CLS, it was an instant sales success, and every luxury manufacturer was left trying to play catch up. Audi created the A7, a swoopy four-door with a unique liftback rear end to maximize luggage space. After the A7, Audi created a faster version dubbed the S7 for buyers who were looking for more performance. After the success of both of these models, Audi decided to go all-out in the performance market and created the RS7 for 2013. With a twin-turbo V-8 and quattro, Audi had created a gasoline-burning monster. It was amazing.

With a force-fed V-8 under the hood, and quattro AWD, the new and updated 2015 RS7 Sportback will handily trump most of your favorite sports cars around any canyon road, even with three of your favorite friends screaming and white knuckled in the other three leather-wrapped thrones.

M cars are brilliant, and AMGs are fast, but the 2015 Audi RS7 Sportback is a hoon-approved rocket for the road.

Updated 04/17/2015: Audi announced prices for the 2016 RS7, a model that remains unchanged from the 2015 model year. The model is priced from $108,900.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi RS 7 Sportback.

Audi RS7 originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 17 April 2015 15:00 EST.

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