2020 AUDI RS7 SPORTBACK – FIRST REAL TEST – 3.38sec to 100kmh! V8TT BEAST – 600hp/800Nm
And so finally. The most popular car on social media right now. After revealing the car about 2 weeks ago, it’s time to take the new RS7 for a proper test. We take it to the roads of southern Germany, and see what it can do.
Alright folks! The detailed YouTube video of the first proper test of the new 2020 Audi RS7 is now up! Head there to see the full 6 minute long video with all the goodies, as interior and exterior details, launch control from inside and outside, 0-260km/h race, timings of 0-100km/h, soundcheck and much much more! Go to the Auditography YouTube channel to view the full video!
And now finally, the impressions:
– How fast is it?
Well, I tested the car several times and it did 0-100 in 3.38 at best with VBox, and did 3.4 seconds pretty much anytime, anyplace. So the 3.6 time by Audi is very controversial, as always. It did 11.6 in a 1/4 with a car fully loaded with luggage, and two people. So, with only one driver it surely is capable of going under 11 seconds.
– How is it to drive?
This is the point that I’m most impressed with. After pushing it hard for almost 2 days on very curvy roads, I’m really stunned by how light it feels, and the handling is amazing thanks to the four wheel steering and the new active suspension. Wow. Feels like driving a much much lighter car, and lightyears better than the previous RS7 Performance. I’m really impressed of the cars handling, and at one time the guy that developed the suspension, was my passenger, and he explained how hard they worked to improve the suspension and handling on this car.
And also, the gear changes are insanely fast! Almost like in an R8. Very positively surprised by how fast it changes gears.
– How does it sound?
Well, we all know the new EU-regulations with the OPF filter and that the car can’t rev more than 3k rpm when standing still, and it can’t be as loud anymore. That feels. Without any doubt. Comparing to the C7 generation, the C8 aint as loud. Were heading into a new era when it comes to these cars, and this is something we have to accept. But for example when you let the car running, you hear what beast of an engine it is. Its just so restricted with the sound! A visit at a tuning company, and a new exhaust, will make this car in into the perfect and insane automobile.
The final verdict is that its an incredible fast and potent car, with crazy handling and acceleration, but it misses a bit of the soul from the C7, cause if the sound. The pops and crackles are gone, and you can only get them sometimes if you’re lucky. But that’s fixable, so hope is still there. But when you think of how hard the regulations are now from 2019, Audi did a pretty good job here. The car will sell like exclusive cup cakes. An amazing vehicle.
Enjoy! Don’t miss the high quality photos from this session as well. Check them out at the Facebook.com/Auditography page, where you can also download them in high quality for your wallpapers. More info: (click here)
Car: 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback (C8) – 600hp/800nm – V8 4.0 TwinTurbo Mild Hybrid
Performance: 0-100kmh(62mph): 3.38sec(tested), 3.6sec (official), Top Speed: 305km/h
Color: Glacier white
Camera: Canon Eos 5D Mark IV / 24-70mm
Thanks to: Audi Sport, Audi Germany and Mr.Goodlife
Music: ”Dramatic Action” by OlexandrIgnatov https://audiojungle.net/item/dramatic-action/22823771
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