Drive Finds It's Rather Difficult to go Flat-Out with Audi RS7 on the Autobahn

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Germany is the envy of pretty much every other country in the world for its extraordinarily efficient road network whose symbol is the famous Autobahn. The unrestricted highway segments draw car enthusiasts from all over the globe who want to experience what it’s like to drive a car flat out on a public road in perfectly legal conditions.

Drive’s JF Musial took the 552hp Audi RS7 Sportback from the Black Forest Mountains in Southwestern Germany to Munich, a distance of 230 miles (370 km). The RS7 is a performance car perfectly suited for the Autobahn, with Audi offering it with a dynamic package that extends top speed to 174 mph (280 km/h) and a dynamic package plus that lets it hit 190 mph (305 km/h).

However, Musial was in a standard car restricted to 155 mph (250 km/h), a speed he found not that easy to reach on the Autobahn because of heavy traffic and repair works. When he did find a clear stretch of road, the car maxed out when the clock showed about 260 km/h (162 mph), which with speedometer error included means that the limiter kicked in at 250 km/h (155 mph).

Still, that’s faster than one could drive legally anywhere else on the planet. Too bad the video ends without mentioning the time necessary for the Audi RS7 to cover the distance to Munich.


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