Spy photographers have shot the 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback on a handful of occasions, but now we’re getting a better glimpse at the car as a prototype has been spotted wearing full production bodywork.
Dressed in swirly camouflage, the RS7 Sportback is distinguished by an aggressive front fascia with large triangular air intakes. The model has also has been equipped with a new front spoiler and a revised grille which features a mesh pattern.
The sides of the car don’t deviate much from the standard model, but a closer inspection reveals a high-performance braking system with massive front discs. We can also see aerodynamic side skirts which help to direct air away from the rear wheels.
The styling changes continue out back as the RS7 features a unique rear bumper with recessed accents that help to highlight the car’s massive dual exhaust system.
While spy photographers couldn’t get close enough to snap interior photos, we can expect an assortment of unique features. These will likely include a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel, sport seats and plenty of RS badging. There should also be stainless steel pedals, carbon fiber trim and a digital instrument cluster with performance-oriented displays.
Audi has been relatively tight-lipped about the RS7 Sportback, but the model is rumored to use a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine sourced from the Porsche Panamera Turbo. In that particular model, it develops 542 hp (404 kW / 550 PS) and 567 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque.
How much power the engine will develop in the RS7 remains the million dollar question as rumors have suggested it could produce as much as 641 hp (478 kW / 650 PS). Of course, that seems like a bit of a stretch as the outgoing RS7 has 552 hp (412 kW / 560 PS).