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SPIED: Audi RS7 caught testing looking mean

It’s been said that the next-generation of Audi RS7 will be the most powerful car the brand has ever produced. There have been rumors that two powertrain options will be offered to customers, one standard and one hybrid. Both of which are said to be over 650 hp, making the new RS7 more powerful than any other Audi in history. If that’s the case, then it’s a good thing it looks mean in these new spy photos. (We don’t own the photos but they can be seen here)

Seen here wearing camouflage, the new Audi RS7 looks angry. It’s low, lean and mean looking, with its blacked out Singleframe grille, black wheels, black mirror caps and massive black oval exhausts, the latter an Audi Sport staple. We’re already fans of the new Audi A7, now in its second generation. This, though, looks like it could become a fan favorite quite quickly, as it packs a ton of understated aggression.

Those are some interesting wheels, though. They look rather simple and not the sort you’d expect on any Audi Sport model. We’re assuming they’re some sort of test wheels and do not represent the final production wheels. Though, it must be said that it would be refreshing if Audi gave the new RS7 some simpler wheels like these, rather than some of the obnoxiously over-styled wheels we see nowadays.

As we previously mentioned, the next-gen Audi RS7 could pack two powertrains. One of which is a certainty, being a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that will make around 650 hp. That engine will be paired with an eights-speed auto, pack a MHEV (Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle) system and will power all four wheels. However, the rumored second powertrain would be a plug-in hybrid setup, similar to the Porsche Panamera Turbo E S, which would utilize the aforementioned twin-turbo V8 along with an electric motor and some batteries. It’s said that this powertrain could make upwards of 700 hp. Which would be insane.

We can’t wait for the next-gen Audi RS7 but it seems we’re going to have to wait a bit longer. According to Car Scoops, the new RS7 won’t debut until 2020. So we’ll have to wait a while to see what sort of fury the new RS7 creates. Until then, though, take a look at these spy photos.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.