The crack of the engine as all 560 horses are awakened. The sexiness of the draping roofline and high-class interior, making up one of the most beautifully well-rounded cars in the history of the automobile: the Audi RS7.
Engine: 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8
Horsepower: 560 horsepower
Torque: 516 lb-ft
0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds
MPG: 16 (city) / 27 (highway)
Price: $106,500 (base)
Audi has created their RS7 to show off. Period. There is no use-case scenario where four people comfortably relaxing on diamond-stitched leather need to go from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds (unless Liam Neeson is involved). But just like little boys in a big sandbox, the engineers at Audi got bored making “simple” sports cars or high-end sedans. So those Germans took a page from the American Way and said “we can have it all.” And so they did.
Granted, you’ll need to pony up for these horses, but exclusive beauty and power are rare for a reason. As a family hauler, a business man’s sedan, a sports car and hatchback, the RS7 has each wheel in a different category and manages to hold its own. We decided to take ours to downtown LA and see if we could blur the lights as much as they’ve blurred the lines.