U Spy The Next-Generation Audi RS7 In California

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The next-generation Audi RS7 has been spied testing in Marin County, California by Carscoops reader Robert van Gool.

The new RS7 is thought to be a couple of years away but we do know it will be based around the latest-generation A7 expected to be unveiled next year. As spy shots of the new A7 and S7 have suggested, the new model will be easily distinguishable from the outgoing A7 range, particularly in RS7 guise.

Generally speaking, the Sportback design of the existing RS7 has been retained for the new vehicle but we can see a pair of sharper headlights which will sit alongside the brand’s refreshed grille design.

The prototype pictured has a set of large five-spoke wheels and huge brake calipers that likely clamp down on carbon ceramic discs. The presence of oval-shaped tailpipes at the rear confirm the vehicle’s identity as the new RS7 rather than a lesser model.

Limited details about the powertrain for the new RS7 are known but it will probably retain the current model’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with a power bump to beyond 600 hp.

Thanks Robert for the scoop!