words: Bill, photos: J Cole Photographs
Every once in awhile, I get into a blue phase for the Find of the Days like this Sprint Blue RS 5 Cabriolet the other day and who could blame me? Audi has some of the most beautiful hues of blue and Sepang Blue ranks right up there. I also love very descriptive ads and this particular ad is just that. Here it is:
I’m thinking about selling my 2016 Audi RS7, I am in no rush to do so, as I love the car and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It’s my daily so the mileage will continue to go up. This is more of a feeler, I’d sell it for the right price but I don’t know what I’d replace it with just yet.
I am the second owner of this vehicle, the original owner put ~42k miles on it within 4 years, I have put ~6k miles on it since I bought the car in Dec of 2020, currently sitting at 48k and some change. Clean title. It took me a while to find a lower mileage RS7 in great condition that wasn’t Black, White, or Nardo! The car is Sepang Blue Pearl Metallic and was optioned perfectly for what I wanted. Notable options – B&O Sound System, Night Vision (rare option), Driver Assistance Package (Adaptive cruise, lane keep, corner view camera system, etc.), and power closing doors. Original sticker was $123,910.
I also purchased an Audi Extended Warranty when I bought the car, It’s good until Dec 2024 or 120k miles, whichever comes first, and is transferable to the new owner (for a fee). The car is in excellent condition inside and out. For the interior, the seats are in amazing shape, no rips or tears in the leather. On the exterior, there are a few rock chips that have hit the vinyl on the grill and front bumper, easily fixable with some new vinyl.
The car has always been serviced at Audi or other reputable German performance shops. Recent service from Audi includes a new seat frame, well over a $2k job that was covered under warranty. PCV service was also recently done under warranty and the turbo screens were removed (well known 4.0T issue where they clog and starve the turbos of oil before they blow up) at that time to ensure longevity of the turbos. The screens were in great shape and the turbos had zero shaft play. I have all the paperwork from the original owner as well. The car is still TD1-free from Audi.
This car is very quick, before the SRM intakes it put down 588hp/729tq on Boosted Euro’s Mustang dyno (a heartbreaker, I’m told) but it should pickup another 30-40hp from the SRM intakes, I will verify that when I get it dyno’d again in the next week or so, just to compare the power difference. You’re looking at a solid 750hp/850tq at the motor and, like I said, the car moves!
I bought the car with the following performance modifications:
– APR Stage 1 with APR Mobile Dongle ($3,200)
– Milltek non-resonated cutback exhaust ($2,500)
– AWE S-Flo 2.0 Carbon Fiber intake ($1,100)
The car also had the following non-performance modifications:
– Escort 9500ci with AL Priority Laser Shifter (3 front heads) – Controller and instant shut off switch is hidden but within arms reach of the driver, the display for the radar detector is integrated into the rear view mirror – a very stealth setup ($3,500)
– PPF on the full front of the car, Ceramic Pro on the entire car ($3,000)
– Neon Yellow powder coated front and rear calipers ($600)
– Ceramic window tint ($600)
– Customized RS7 floor mats with blue edge to match the car ($300)
– Factory Apple CarPlay added
– Lowered via VCDS
– Chrome delete on window trim, mirrors, and front facia (aluminum optics underneath)
Things I have added/changed on the car since I’ve owned it:
– Switched from APR ECU to DS1 ECU ($1200)
– Boosted Euro TCU tune ($600)
– Stage 2 custom dyno tune from Boosted Euro
– Custom 3” downpipes ($1500) – will include OEM downpipes in the sale
– SRM Long Intakes, custom black powder coated ($900)
– HRE FF01 wheels, 20×10.5 Satin Black ($3,000)
– Michelin Pilot Sport 4S in 295/30/20, less than 3k miles on them ($2,000)
As we all know, the used car market is a bit nuts right now, but KBB shows a private party value of $61,500 to $68,350 and NADA shows an average trade of $68,650, clean trade of $70,900, and clean retail of $75k. Keep in mind, this is on a stock car. As with any modified car, I understand you never get back the full value of the mods and they don’t add value unless the person buying it sees the value as well. Including the 2 ECU options you have, the car has almost $20k in mods on it, $25k if you include the FF01s and tires.
I’m open to reasonable offers but I’m asking $72k on OEM wheels (pics of those wheel in the winter photos), $75k on FF01s. Like I said, I enjoy the car a lot and am not in a rush to sell it, I’ll happily drive it for a few more years. Please let me know if you have any questions, would like more information, or would like more pictures.
This particular RS 7 resides near me and while extremely tempting, I still have two kids to put through college. Maybe in 4-5 years… Anyway, if you have the extra scratch laying around or your kids have already graduated and you want a striking vehicle, check out this Sepang Blue RS 7 on our Audi Club North America Classifieds page HERE.