2015 Audi RS7 Facelift Test Drive Review
- Aug 10, 2015
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Audi is on fire. In just a little over two months, the carmaker has taken the wraps off its second RS product, the RS7. And boy, it looks so mouth-wateringly gorgeous that we decided to dedicate an image gallery to it. Feast your eyes on these images of the all-new RS7.
Before we head into the details, just give it a good long look and note how stunning it is in this bright shade of red.
The front-end is dominated by the massive hexagonal grille that’s finished in black. Being an RS model, it comes with a honeycomb mesh finish with the ‘RS’ insignia integrated into it.
Flanking the grille are those sick looking headlamps and massive air dams that look like they could swallow anything in their way. The headlamps are all-LED units and can be optioned with Audi’s Matrix LED unit as well.
Clean lines run through the side profile of the RS7 while the silhouette is dominated by the sloping coupe-like roofline.
These 22-inch RS-specific wheels need a special mention. Their sleek design looks dope and exposes those red hot callipers. And if you think 22-inches might break your back, you can always downsize them to 21-inches.
As with all latest Audis, the rear-end of the RS7 comes with connected tail lamps that do a small dance while locking and unlocking. Aggressive bumpers with dual exhausts top up the look.
Inside, the RS7 comes with a tastefully prepped up dashboard that’s dominated by three huge screens. Materials like aluminium, leather, alcantara, red stitching and carbon fibre are used to drape the interior. As with all Audis, it’s a luxurious place to be in. Ambient lighting further ups the ante.
The virtual cockpit in the RS7 is a race-specific one. So, the round rev meter has been replaced by a sportier jet fighter-inspired design. You also get additional features like g-force readings and power and torque readouts as well.
The central console is dominated by those twin touchscreens that remove a cluster of buttons. The top one takes care of the MMi infotainment that come with connected-car tech while the lower screen takes care of climate control duties.
Luxury seats of the A7 are out. In comes sports seats with the RS insignia integrated into it. Also seen here are the red ambient lighting strips that complement the red stitching.
Also seen here is the flat-bottom RS-specific steering wheel draped in alcantara. Paddle shifters are also present to take manual control of the...
… 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 beast powering this beauty. Churning out 600PS and a locomotive-like 800Nm, it comes coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive tech. A 48V mild-hybrid system is also present to provide torque boost during its workout. All this wizardry means this barge is capable of hitting 0-100kmph in just 3.6 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250kmph and if you opt for the Dynamic Plus package, this figure rises to 305kmph. To enjoy this power, the RS7 needs to have….
…. sorted ride and handling manners. And for that, Audi has employed adaptive air suspension as standard. Three modes that adjust the ground clearance and stiffness are available and in its lowest setting, the RS7 Sportback sits 60mm lower than the standard A7. Worried that you might scrape speed breakers? Fret not, you can raise it up by 20mm. Need more? Optional Dynamic Ride Control with better dampers further enhance the package.
Customisation options are aplenty with the RS7 Sportback. It can be had in 13 shades along with two RS-specific colour options: Nardo Gray and Sebring Black. Our choice would be this drooling RED.
Feasted your eyes on the gallery? We have more good news in store for you. This beautiful beast is expected to land here by mid-2020. Keep your cheque books ready!
Recommended Variant : RS7 Sportback Performance
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