VIDEO: Watch an Audi SQ7 TDI overtake every car in its path on the Nurburgring

This video is shot from the perspective of a highly-tuned SEAT Leon Cupra, which is not a slow car. The driver of the SEAT has both a front and rear camera going. As the SEAT slices through other tourists on the Nurburgring, the rear camera shows an Audi SUV approaching quickly. That SUV happens to be an Audi SQ7 TDI and it quickly passes the SEAT and comes into its front camera.

Once ahead of the SEAT, the SQ7 starts to just overtake every other car in its way with the camera-car SEAT in tow. What’s impressive is the rapid turn of pace the Audi SQ7 has, despite weighing about as much as a small moon. Through the corners, the SQ7 is genuinely quicker than some very fast small hot hatchbacks in its way. And on the straights, it’s an absolute monster. The tuned SEAT can barely keep up.

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Now, track etiquette is to pull to the right side of the track and allow faster cars to pass on the left. On a track as fast, difficult and violent as the Nuburgring, this sort of track etiquette is absolute necessary. However, it seems as if a MINI driver didn’t feel like adhering to this etiquette for the charging SQ7. So, with the MINI no allowing it to pass, the Audi SQ7 driver showed off that air suspension and Quattro all-wheel drive by hopping up over the curb, onto the grass and passing it off-road. That’s not only hilarious and ballsy but remarkable.

It’s pretty crazy how fast the Audi SQ7 TDI is. With a triple-turbocharged 4.0 liter V8 diesel engine, making 435 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, we knew it was fast. But watching it dissect traffic on the famed Nurburgring is simply astonishing. Not only is it brutally fast but remarkably capable through corners. The passengers inside probably lost their lunch but it was also probably worth it.

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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.