Making of RS: How Audi Sport GMBH Shapes the Character of Its RS Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47741"] source: Audi Sport The RS models from Audi Sport GmbH are the dynamic spearheads of their respective product lines. They have a strong character that consists of distinct design differentiation, full everyday usability, effortless top performance, and a thrilling driving experience. This results from a relentless focus on minute details by the designers and development and test engineers, and it is perfected over numerous test drives a...

New RS 7 Sportback Boasts 700 hp And 880 Nm From ABT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43146"] source: ABT Sportsline Ten years since the production launch of the first Audi A7, the new RS 7 Sportback culminates the series with an unprecedented performance boost. The developers have coaxed 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm from the 4.0-litre V8 turbo petrol engine – that’s 40 hp (29 kW) more than its predecessor. ABT Sportsline however, saw considerably greater potential within the coupé-like silhouette with high-tech suspension. The...

A Super-Fast Family: Audi RS 6, RS 7, RS Q8 And RS 4 Receive Up To 700 HP Of ABT Power

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42564"] source: ABT Sportsline What began with the solitary Audi RS2 in 1994, and led to the first official RS 4 in 1999, has now become an entire RS family. Its youngest members include the freshly updated Audi RS 4 and the latest versions of the RS 6 and RS 7, as well as the unprecedented RS Q8. Although the stated models have only just come onto the market, appealing ABT Power Performance Upgrades* are already available for all four, and a...

Event: Los Angeles Auto Show 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38937"] words: Bill, photos: Denis Podmarkov for Imola Media, Anthony Garbis This year's LA Auto Show (and the run-up to) was a busy one for Audi: the reveals of the e-tron Sportback, RS 6 Avant, RS 7 Sportback, S8, and the RS Q8. We did however notice that Audi sneaked in one: the RS 5 Panther edition in Audi exclusive Panther Black paint. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38900"] A total of 100 RS 5 Panther editions (75 Sportb...

“World’s Fastest Armored Car” Tested On “Jay Leno’s Garage”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35312"] source: AddArmor, photos: Jay Leno's Garage Editor's note: Read about the debut of the World's Fasted Armored Car HERE Jay Leno Stymies An Attacker With The AddArmor 200-MPH Audi RS7 Jay Leno recently played the role of East Coast wise-guy on his popular CNBC show “Jay Leno’s Garage.” The segment involved Jay driving AddArmor’s APR-tuned Audi RS7 to evade a staged attack from Joe Vega, AddArmor’s VP of Research & Devel...

Gallery: 2019 Frankfurt IAA

Not only is the Frankfurt Motor Show (a.k.a. IAA) the largest car industry show in the world, it was also an considerably active one for the Audi brand. Maybe e performance does it for you in the form of cars like the new RS 6, RS 7, SQ8, S5 and more. Maybe you prefer the new world of electro mobility, in which case you may have found the new AI:TRAIL concept, the new FE06 Formula E car or the teased e-tron Sportback more your speed. Whatever the case, we've got nearly 100 shots from Frankfurt t...

High Performance and Innovative Design: The All-New Audi RS 7 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33522"] source: Audi AG New high-performance Sportback the first to feature a wide body Good-looking and suitable for everyday use: coupé-like grand tourer design V8 twin turbo: 4.0 TFSI producing 441 kW (600 metric hp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) The new Audi RS 7 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 11.6 – 11.4 (20.3 – 20.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 265 – 261 (426.5 – 420.0 g/mi)) marks the mo...

Jalopnik: This Looks Like the 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback in Camo Running Around Denver

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31773"] source: Jalopnik Audi’s A7 Sportback is an attractive, interesting four-door full-size hatchback, a class of car sadly underrepresented here in America ever since everyone decided not to buy Merkur Scorpios. There’s a new version of the hottest variant of the Sportback coming out, the RS7 Sportback, and this seems to be it, testing in Denver... See more photos and the rest of the story HERE

AddArmor Debuts World’s Fastest Armored Car: 202 MPH $205,000 APR RS 7

  source: AddArmor Respected for designing the world’s most sophisticated mobile safe-rooms, AddArmor is excited to announce its latest creation: the world’s fastest armored car. The new 202 mph AddArmor APR-tuned RS 7 showcases the new developments in lightweight combat-proven polycarbonate armor paneling. With armored vehicles long being associated with slower, heavy duty trucks, AddArmor wanted to showcase an armored car to highlight just how far modern armoring technology has come....

Rain Prisk: Fantasy Audi Model Renders

words: Bill, renders: Rain Prisk While others may be familiar with Rain Prisk, I just stumbled across him (?) her (?) the other day with the above R8 render. Rain is a talented concept artist who makes renderings of vehicles that OEMs can visualize but will never put into production. Can you imagine if Audi decided to build a pickup truck? Rain did with this Q7 pickup. Finally a competitor to the Lincoln Mark LT! Like I said, fantasy builds. How about the electrification future of Audi? While ...

Video of the Day: Audi C9 RS 7 Spotted on the Ring

words: Bill, video stills: Automotive Mike We've seen official photos of the S7 Sportback (TDI for the EU) and spy shots of the RS 7 testing in the snow but we haven't seen the RS 7 in action...until now thanks to Automotive Mike. There hasn't been any official word of the power plant for the new RS 7 but we wouldn't be surprise if it shared the twin turbo 4.0 V8 of the Porsche Panamera. It sure sounds like it from the video. Also noticed are the larger fender bulges...making an already wide A...

Spy Photos of the Next Audi RS 7 Are Just as Captivating

Having shared spy photos of the next Audi RS 6 Avant most recently, we also wanted to take the chance to share this other set of spy photos. In this case, the test mule was caught in Northern Europe cold-weather testing and the car itself is the upcoming C9 Audi RS 7 Sportback. Given the Audi A7 is already on sale, the basic shape of the RS 7 is somewhat expected. Even still, the body panels are covered in the usual funkadelic vinyl wrap most mules wear... and they also appear to be shro...

Audi exclusive Porsche Grauschwarz at Ed Carroll Audi in Colorado

We fell in love with the shade 'Grauschwarz' (Gray Black) as the Porsche GT3 RS paint code that was used on one of H&R's RS 3 sedans on display at SEMA. It's a great looking medium grey with undertones of blue, and thanks to Ed Carroll Audi in Fort Collins, CO, we now know it looks as good on an RS 7 performance as it did on an RS 3. What we know about this car is the basics. First off, it's an Audi RS 7 performance that's come available at Ed Carroll Audi. In addition to the Porsche ...

Exclusive Benefits at Audi Pittsburgh + Photo Gallery

words: Troy Sicotte, photos: George Achorn This story originally ran in the Winter 2018 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. In order to subscribe to quattro quarterly, join the Audi Club North America HERE. We’ve all seen them on Instagram, earning an eager double-tap: Amazing hues of paint not seen on your everyday Audi with interiors featuring custom-looking two-tone leathers, stitching and piping on just about every interior surface. You should...