Thursday, February 01, 2018

Audi RS7 Sportback: More Aggressive, Sleeker and Faster Than Ever

The all new Audi RS7 Sportback is the David Beckham of cars. It is a killer athlete on the field and a fashion icon on the red carpets. The aggressive, sleek, and slender new RS7 is captivating enough by its looks alone, but it is also an extremely swift and luxuriously comfortable sports car.

The RS7 Sportback is driven by an 8 speed tiptronic transmission, a Quattro with torque vectoring, and a self locking center differential with a high locking rate. It is also offered with an option of a Sport differential with two superposition gears for max performance. It glides down the highways with adaptive air suspension (Sport Suspension is optional) and continuously variable dynamic all-wheel steering. It also features electronic stabilization control with Sport and off-modes.

Yes, that's all well and great, but how fast is it? The Audi RS7 Sportback can dash from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 305 km/h. It is intriguingly powerful and accelerates quickly through its mighty 4.0 liter 8 cylinder twin turbo engine. The TFSI V8 produces an immense 605 bhp of power and a whooping 516 lb.ft of torque. This beautiful beast is relentless in a straight line and has a Quattro badge - staying true to its roots as an all-wheel top performance rally car. There's also talk that it could feature an optional hybrid powertrain.

Some may view the RS7 as a pricey car compared to its competitors. In terms of speed, it's great. However, in terms of handling, the car lags behind. Reviewers have said that the dynamic mode is bumpy and stiff, but in Comfort mode the ride is smooth and soft.

As many of us know, Audi Quattro has a name for withholding titles in rallies. The RS7 Sportback in rally performs with the agility of an ATV and gives the ride of a luxury sedan. But unlike cheap Honda 4 wheeler parts on, it can drain the pocket if met with an unfortunate accident. That’s the biggest backlash the car has been facing.

The spy pics of the next generation RS7 features more aggressive features, with changes in the front and on the rear for a more dynamic look. It also has twin oval exhausts, larger alloy rims, and a wider body as compared to the standard A7 model. Let’s hope that this year’s RS7 in comparison, will not just be an overly priced sleeker variant of the cheaper and cooler RS6 Avant. Be ready to plunk down a hefty $113,900 for the base model.

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