The new Audi RS7 Sportback is seen at the Nurburgring

The new Audi RS7 Sportback is seen at the Nurburgring

June 19, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Do not worry, the “hot” RS7 will still be equipped with ordinary rear seats – the safety cage is installed only at this stage of testing. So far, there is no data on when the German novelty will be presented.

We want to note that on the test prototype you can see the brand nameplates of the usual Audi A7 Sportback – specifically on this car there is clearly visible the inscription “55 TFSI”, but in fact we are dealing with a completely unusual version of fastback. Despite the fact that the automaker from Ingolstadt has not yet presented a charged modification of the S7, Audi engineers are already beginning to test a more powerful version with the RS prefix – the car was seen on the legendary Nürburgring race line recently.

So why did we decide that the so-called hot A7 RS Sportback was captured in the photos published? Appearance of the prototype speaks for itself – two oval exhaust pipes, which are usually equipped with all models from the sports division Audi Spor, a different form of wheel arches and wings.

In our opinion, the huge black wheel rims can not be called particularly beautiful, but this is another sign that we have nothing more than the most powerful version of the German fastback Audi A7. It is noteworthy that the only part of the car on which the camouflage was visible was the front bumper and the radiator grille, or rather its edging. The engineers of the company left triangular notches on two rather large air intakes.

As for how powerful the Audi RS7 Sportback is, it is known that the novelty will divide the engine with the current version of the Porsche Panamera Turbo – it is a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo – according to insiders, its maximum capacity will be about 650 hp. In addition, there will be presented a hybrid modification, the power of which will be 700 hp – in this case, the motor from the hybrid Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid will be used.

In the last few weeks, the German brand Audi has been creating a stir around the new version of its hatchback Audi A1, which will be positioned as a 2019 model year car. Recently, official images of the novelty have been published.