The rendering comes from Carlifestyle and takes the design of the new RS6 Avant and morphs it into the Sportback bodystyle of the existing A7.
It’s hard to deny that the new RS6 looks mean, and the RS7 looks even more aggressive than Audi’s new performance estate.
Up front, the actual RS7 will likely share the same fascia as the RS6, meaning a massive black grille, triangular air intakes and sharp headlights. It will also come fitted with large brakes and wheels as well as new side skirts. Spy shots of the car indicate that its rear will be updated with dual, oval-shaped tailpipes, a subtle trunklid lip spoiler and a beefier rear bumper similar in design to the RS6’s.
Powering the forthcoming 2020 RS7 will be the same hybridized, 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 as the new RS6 Avant.
This means it will deliver 591 HP and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque through all four wheels. Peak horsepower will be down slightly from the previous-generation RS6 Avant and RS7 Performance, which had 597 HP, but torque is higher thanks to the addition of the 48-volt mild-hybrid system.
The world of super sedans has moved on quite a lot in the past couple of years, thanks to the latest Mercedes-AMG E 63 S and BMW M5 Competition. Audi will be looking to take the fight to them with the latest RS7 and, given its latest stylistic choices as well as the potent powertrain, it should prove a force to be reckoned with.