2014 Audi RS7
Audi’s “RS” models have proven to offer other-worldly performance, something we’ve qualified in the real world with the RS 5. Well, now there’s a newcomer to the lineup: the sleek and sexy 2014 Audi RS 7.
Already an imposing figure, Audi’s 7 adds “RS” aggression with new LEDs and surrounding accents, a black honeycomb grille, extended rocker panels, and unique 20 or 21 inch wheels. The interior continues the brand’s winning formula of maximum comfort, premium looks, and common sense functionality.
But, come on, this car is all about performance. And Audi’s newest 4-liter twin-turbo V8 finds its way into the RS 7; pumping out 560 horsepower through an 8 speed Tiptronic transmission. Quattro all-wheel drive is standard, as is adaptive air suspension. 0-60 is quoted at 3.7 seconds; and we can vouch for that, and the whiplash that goes along with it.
More civilized driving, though, results in a surprisingly plush ride. Cylinder deactivation limits output to only 4 cylinders at times to maximize efficiency. But that “RS” power you paid for can be dialed back in with a nudge of your right foot.
Speaking of paying, the 2014 Audi RS 7 does demand 6-figures of it, starting around $105,000. It’s available now, and we’ll have plenty more to report soon.
Engine: 4-liter twin-turbo V8
Price: starting around $105,000