The all-new Audi RS7 Sportback just recently made its debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, stunning the audience. So it’s an impressive turnaround by Audi that it’s already flown journalists out to drive it and has lifted the embargo. In this new video from Carwow, Mat Watson drives the new RS7 and gives it a comprehensive review.
We already the Audi RS7 Sportback was a stunner but seeing it in this video, it’s a genuinely gorgeous car. It’s aggressive in all the right places, seductive in all the right places and effortlessly cool. It’s one of the very best looking cars on the road and I feel confident I won’t regret that statement. It also has real exhaust pipes (yay!), as Watson points out in the video.
Under its hood lies a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that makes 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. It seems to be a sensational engine; with brutal power, an excellent noise and a creamy delivery. Audi claims it can get to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, so Watson decided to test how accurate that claim is.
What’s cool is that the RS7 actually comes with an acceleration timer, which can time 0-100 km/h (62 mph) times, as well as others. But he also used his own GPS-based timing gear, which is more accurate. The Audi RS7 clocked itself at 3.5 seconds to 100 km/h, beating Audi’s claim on its own. Watson’s timing gear clocked it at 3.4 seconds, which knocks another tenth off the claimed time. That’s very fast in such a big, heavy car. And just think, more powerful versions are coming.
He also seemed surprisingly fun to drive. Its steering is said to be sharp, its chassis is very capable, there’s tons of grip and its suspension is well-judged. It’s even comfortable and easy to drive around town.
Overall, the Audi RS7 Sportback seems to be an incredible all-around car, with style, performance and comfort. The only real downside is its price, which is going to be eye-watering in North America.