Audi is working on a 700-HP hybrid RS7
The most powerful Audi RS7 you can buy today is the 605-hp Performance model. That’s perhaps enough horsepower for a sedan, but apparently because we live in crazy times, Audi is working on a hybrid RS7 with 100 more horsepower. Evo reports that Audi is functioning on two drivetrain options for the next-generation RS7, a base model with 650 horsepower (!), and a 700-hp hybrid.
When you want a fast Audi to take your friends and family, it is mostly the RS7 that makes the cut. In its present form, the Audi RS7 makes 560PS and makes 700 Nm of torque to push the sedan from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.9 second. These figures and numbers will be a thing of past, when the next-gen Audi RS7 arrives in the world. A snazzy design, loaded cabin just begins to describe the new-gen RS7. The most significant addition will be a hybrid powertrain that puts out 700PS of power.
The new-gen Audi RS7 will be offered with two powertrain options. The range starter variants will make use of a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that will produces 650PS. The same unit also does duty in the Porsche Panamera Turbo and the new Bentley Continental GT. However, for those who aren’t much into practicality and want redlining performance, there is the 700PS hybrid unit. The same motor is also found in the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-hybrid that can reach close to 100kmph in 3.2seconds. It should be noted that the unit in Porsche makes 680PS. With the more powerful motor, the new-gen Audi RS7 might put out an even more mind numbing figure. What’s your guess, let us know in the comments below.
The images that you see in this article are rendered images of the 2019 Audi RS7. We believe it will be similar to what you can expect from the production ready model. The sleeker headlights and the edgy contours is what we see on the new-age Audi cars and the same will make its way onto the RS7 as well. The cabin design and features list too will be in sync with the new exterior design.