The Audi RS7.
The Audi RS7.

Beautiful Audi RS7 lines hide a beast within

THIS week's blog is on one of the latest RS cars to come from Audi, the 2014 Audi RS7.

As most of you would know, the RS7 is based on a standard Audi A7, just with extensive modifications.

The biggest of which is the engine. Out goes the 180kW 3.0 TDI diesel which is featured in the base A7 because this beast has a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8.

Bentley also uses this engine in the Continental GT V8 range where it produces 373kW (500bhp) and 660Nm (487lb-ft).

Things are a little bit different in the RS7, as Audi have tuned the engine to produce a whopping 412kW (552bhp) from 5700-6600rpm and 700Nm (516lb-ft) from 1600-5500rpm.

Jesse See.
Jesse See.

This power then goes through a locking centre differential and a torque-vectoring rear sports differential to deliver 412kW to all four wheels, which allows the RS7 to launch from 0-100 kilometres per hour in a claimed 3.9 seconds.

It will also keep accelerating until it reaches its electronically limited top speed of 250 kilometres per hour (155 miles per hour).

The main competitor for the RS7 is BMW's M6 Gran Coupe, and both of the two are pretty evenly matched!

They both have the same amount of power, but the Audi wins on torque, as it has 20Nm more. It also sprints from 0-100kmh three tenths of a second faster, but that is due to the BMW only having rear wheel drive. Having said this, the M6 Gran Coupe weighs 1 kilogram less, and it has a higher top speed by 8 kph (5 mph).

Some other features that this Audi is equipped with includes 21-inch five-spoke 'Blade' design alloy wheels wrapped in performance tyres, Esoril Blue crystal effect paint, a power glass sunroof, multi-link front and rear suspension, the Carbon-Optic Package w/ Quattro Script, four-wheel ABS as well as traction and stability control, daytime running LED lights, post and pre-collision safety systems, electronic brake force distribution, emergency braking assist, a premium leather interior, front S Sport seats with honeycomb stitching, carbon fibre interior inlays, satellite navigation and much more.

You can currently buy a new 2014 Audi RS7 from your local Audi dealer for a starting price of $238,500 plus on-road costs.

Jesse See is a teenage car enthusiast. His blogs and website can be found at www.jessesee.com  

The Audi RS7.
The Audi RS7.


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