Sports cars are often ticked off from the list because of their practicality. The two-door, four-seat set-up does not goes down well with many performance car seekers. To help with the dilemma Audi launched the RS7 in India sometime back and now, the German manufacturer has come with an even more insane version of the vehicle, in form of RS7 Performance. The RS7 Performance is priced at Rs. 1.59 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi)
What is it?
The Performance variant gets more power and a longer equipment list than the regular RS7. Let’s start with the engine, the RS7 performance is powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol TFSI V8 engine that generates 605 BHP, a good 45 BHP more than the regular RS7. The torque maximises at 700 Nm but can be boosted to 750 Nm in need of the hour with overboost function. The RS7 performance can reach 100 km/h from standstill in just 3.7 seconds while the top speed is 305 km/h, if you choose the dynamic package.
The power goes to all the wheels through Quattro all-wheel drive system and the transmission is an 8-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox, which can be set on different modes. The RS7 Performance returns around 10.5 km/l under tested conditions but real world mileage should be around 7 km/l.
The performance variant also gets LED Matrix headlamps, 20-inch forged aluminium wheels and you can upgrade to 21-inch wheels. There is carbon fibre ceramic disc brakes as optional too. The variant also gets quattro logo on the air inlet dict and many parts like the front grille, ORVMs and other exterior parts painted in matte titanium matte finish which helps it to distinguish from the regular RS7.
On the inside, the RS7 gets a Performance treatment. The dial instruments carry a very unique colour code with black background, white fonts and red needles. The RS logo is scattered all over the interiors to make sure that the owner does not forget about the powerful car he or she is driving.
The flat bottom 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel looks classy, there are additional accessories like illuminated entry sills, a large drive information display, power-retractable MMI monitor. The car also gets some classy additions like the leather cover with RS badge on the gear selector, aluminium finish paddle shifters and the carbon fibre inlays in the car.