Audi S7 spied for first time

Audi S7 Prototype
Audi S7 Prototype / Copyright S.B.Medien

Will likely feature a 444 hp 4.2-liter V8

Our spy photographers have captured the first pictures of the Audi S7.

Taken near the Nürburgring, the photos reveal the S7 will feature a four-tailpipe exhaust system, attractive wheels, a high performance braking system, and a retractable rear spoiler. Other goodies will include modified bumpers, a chrome grille, and a sportier suspension.

Under the hood, power will likely be provided by the RS5's 4.2-liter V8 with 444 hp (331 kW / 450 PS) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. If that isn't powerful enough, Audi will offer a RS7 with a 580 hp (433 kW / 588 PS) 5.2-liter V10 or a 572 hp (427 kW / 580 PS) 5.0-liter TFSI V10.

Considering that the A7 will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the S7 may debut simultaneously or possibly at the Geneva Motor Show next year.

Published May 19th, 2010 2:38am By Michael Gauthier
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RS8?! http://acerbus.carbonmade.com/projects/2706879
May 26th, 2010 12:50am
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Garais87 Garais87
looks like my friend is Merc fan :D thats why this all about :D
May 20th, 2010 3:45pm
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CReeds CReeds
I'll wait to reserve judgement until I can see the finished product. The side profile is beginning to grow on me with so much of the visual mass of the car on the rear haunches. Audi has also differentiated it quite successfully from the CLS. It will not be as elegant as the CLS but a little more sporting in character.
May 19th, 2010 6:43pm
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Swifty Swifty
4.2 A7 will compete with CLS350 3.5L biturbo S7 will compete with CLS500 with 4.6L biturbo RS7 will compete with CLS63 AMG with 5.5L Biturbo RS7+ (if?) will compete with CLS63 AMG Performance Package with 5.5L Biturbo
May 19th, 2010 3:17pm
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Imo, it looks like an enlarged A5 Sportback. Otherwise, its better to see it in production form and comment on it later...
May 19th, 2010 11:33am
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
@droid_dtm when he reads the article: this is the competitor to the CLS. Not the A5 Sportback. The RS7 will be one monster machine. That or the M5 will be a tough decision...
May 19th, 2010 3:51am
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No way the S7 will get an identical engine with the RS5! S & RS just dont mix in this way.....
May 19th, 2010 3:47am
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2010S5 2010S5
Well the high-revving 4.2 is a fairly common engine among Audi's performance vehicles. They're however tuned differently which suggests that this may very well be a detuned RS5 engine.
May 19th, 2010 11:02am
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Garais87 Garais87
@Rotaermel, you are so boring my son, we was talking about this similarity thing not so far a way and the result was one, that all manufactuaries cars looks the same Cclass or Sclass, 3series or 7series, A4 or A8, vantage or rapide, Boxster or Panamera, Fiest or mondeo, yaris or Avensis, Golf or Passat. i'm sick talk about this thing! and even if you not agree, then why you care about that??? if you don't like then don't look at it and thats it......
May 19th, 2010 3:35am
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Rotaermel Rotaermel
Mercedes not. You can clearly distinguish a CLS from a C-Class or a S from an E class, due to the different front lights and even more the different side-line. Audis have all nearly the same side line.
May 19th, 2010 4:23pm
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Wrong, new A8 has A4 front and A5 rear. So if the S7 will compete with new CLS500 (4.6 TT 436 hp) then the 4.2L A7 will compete with which model of the CLS?
May 19th, 2010 3:14am
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
even with camo on, much better looking than a 5 series GT. exhaust and retractable rear wing indicate it is an S7. the back reminds me of some old Astons. can`t wait
May 19th, 2010 3:13am
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die.bahnfahrer die.bahnfahrer
where exactly can i see the "chrome grill" ? or did wcf just guess because of other S and RS models?
May 19th, 2010 3:12am
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Rotaermel Rotaermel
The A7 doesn't look good imo... Not really elegant, too agressive and like all Audis totally similar to the other models. An A8 looks in front view like an A3 like an A4 like an A6 and so on...
May 19th, 2010 2:46am
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Wow what a useless comment. You have no idea what it looks like. Wait until the camo is removed and then pass judgment.
May 19th, 2010 3:52am
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