When Audi first debuted the new A7 (pictured above), the enthusiast world was shocked that it ended up looking even better than the first-gen model. It’s a great looking car, this new A7. However, it will get even better looking, as the new Audi S7 has just been caught testing without any camouflage and it looks even better. (We don’t own the spy photos but they can be seen here)
The first thing we notice about this new Audi S7 is that it looks angrier than the standard car. Thanks to a lowered suspension, sportier wheels, black trim throughout the body, subtle rear diffuser and quad exhaust pipes, the new S7 looks sportier and more aggressive than the A7. What’s interesting is that this test mule seems to have black side mirrors, rather than the traditional brushed aluminum ones that most Audi “S” cars have.
It will likely also have a slightly sportier interior, thought it won’t be much sportier. Expect some aluminum and carbon fiber trim, some contrast red stitching and sportier seats. But it will look mostly like the standard A7 interior. That’s no bad thing, though, as the A7’s cabin is superb and already looks sporty and high-tech enough.
As far as its powertrain, we’re hearing that the Audi S7 will pack the same 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6 that you’ll find in the Audi S4 and Porsche Panamera. So expect around 450 hp and a 0-60 mph time of around 4.5 seconds. While that might not be as sexy as the previous S7’s 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8, nor will it sound anywhere near as good as the old V8, but it will produce similar forward thrust and better performance figures. We’ll miss the old V8, which was a masterpiece of an engine, but this new blown-six is very good as well.
Still, this new Audi S7 will look fantastic, so we can forgive it for going to a V6.