800HP Audi RS7 Sportback Sounds Brutal On The Racetrack

Audi hasn’t launched an RS version of the new generation A7 Sportback, so owners of the current model can hang on them a bit longer before considering an exchange.

Seen on video at the Zandvoort track, in the Netherlands, is a tuned example of the Ingolstadt-born super saloon. According to the description, it puts down an impressive 800 horsepower and over 1,000Nm (738lb-ft) of torque.

The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 has been fitted with an upgraded fuel system (and probably new turbochargers, too) in addition to a custom ECU and an aftermarket exhaust.

With the extra muscle, which is about 200hp and 250m (184lb-ft) more than the stock car, this RS7 Sportback slashes a few tenths of a second from the stock car’s 3.7-second 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time.

If that sounds impressive, wait until Audi unveils the 2019 RS7. The super four-door coupe, which will go up against the BMW M8 Gran Coupe and Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, is believed to adopt the Porsche Panamera Turbo’s 612 PS twin-turbo V8.

There are also reports that claim the upcoming RS7 will be powered by the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid’s powertrain that, in the Porsche, is good for 680 PS. If this is indeed Ingolstadt’s choice, then the new RS7 will be more powerful than its recently unveiled AMG rival, which has to make do with ‘only’ 639 PS.

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