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Audi RS7 looks exceptional while tackling the Nurburgring

The Audi RS7 Sportback never fails to impress with its gorgeous looks and in some colors looks even better. Spotted here is an example wearing a very attractive Daytona Gray hue (an extra $500) tackling a slightly wet Nürburgring track in Germany. This model represents Audi’s answer to the BMW M6 GranCoupe and comes exclusively with a quattro all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Its beating heart is a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo gasoline engine sourced from the RS6 Avant which churns no less than 560 PS (412 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. The high-powered four-door coupe sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 3.9 seconds on its way to a maximum speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Audi is willing to increase the top speed limiter to 174 mph (280 km/h) to those who are willing to pay more for the optional Dynamic Package. There’s even a Dynamic Plus package which allows the RS7 to hit an impressive 190 mph (305 km/h).

The Audi RS7 Sportback is offered with a sport suspension plus with dynamic ride control or an adaptive air suspension that decreases the vehicle’s ride height by 0.8 inches. The standard RS7 is equipped with seven twin-spoke 20-inch forged wheels but optionally it’s offered with larger 21-inch rims. Customers with deeper pockets can also choose the 16.5-inch carbon ceramic anthracite grey disc brakes.

Goodies on the inside include a carbon fiber trim, all-leather or black Alcantara / leather seats, gauges for oil temperature, boost pressure and lap timer, along with a flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel covered in leather.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.