Our good friend Auditography has access to the latest and greatest models carrying the Four Rings, but the latest video looks back at an older car. It’s a first-generation S7 Sportback that has gone through quite a few changes to end up with an absolutely sinister look and a lot more punch underneath the hood. The most obvious change is the widebody kit courtesy of Prior Design, lending the car an aggressive appearance enhanced by the bulging wheel arches.
The S7 facelift went through a series of other modifications, including 21-inch Vossen wheels complemented by a custom air suspension bringing the big Sportback closer to the road. The satin black paint contributes to the Darth Vader look the car is sending, while the yellow tint of the headlights is a nod to race cars where “selective yellow” makes them more visible during the night.
Shot in Los Angeles, the video allows us to hear the raspy soundtrack provided by the twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine linked to an aftermarket exhaust by Frequency Intelligent Exhaust. The interior has also been subjected to a few mods, including a glitzy Rolls Royce-inspired starlight headliner and a JL Audio sound system mounted in the cargo area.
The pièce de résistance is unquestionably the APR Stage 2 power kit, taking the V8 to a whopping 613 horsepower and 698 pound-feet (950 Newton-meters) of torque. It enables the S7 Sportback to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in three seconds flat, which is basically supercar territory.
The murdered-out look is certainly not for everyone, but you have to admit this first-gen S7 is pure evil and has the sound to match its demonic appearance. We’d be curious to know how much money the owner invested in the car to completely transform it and make it a star on the interwebs via Auditography.