Here at AutoSpies, we've come to adore the Audi A7.
We find it to be a stylish and unique looking product that captures your eye from just about every angle.
We dug the vehicle so much we gave it our Best Design & Style award for 2012.
Though power freaks would have largely been disappointed with the standard six-cylinder motor, Audi has upped the ante with its twin-turbocharged V8 that churns out more than 400 ponies. As with other high-end "S" cars, it is tricked out with a series of other performance-oriented upgrades and if you want to see how it all plays out, check out the excerpts from a recent outing it had with another publication below:
What is it?
It’s the Audi S7 which, alongside the Audi S6 and Audi S8, is arriving in the UK as I write. All three share the same base engine: a twin-turbo V8 that replaces the V10 in the old S6 and S8. The ‘7’ doesn’t have a natural predecessor because it’s a new model but, as you’d expect given its architecture, it shares more with the S6 than the S8.
That means the 4.0-litre engine under its nose develops 414bhp and drives through a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox in a car that, on the EU’s official set of scales, tips at just over two tonnes. A liberal dousing of interior carbonfibre makes no difference to anything but aesthetics....
Should I buy one?
Maybe. The Audi is a bit of a blunt instrument, fast and un-furious, but it was never going to be anything else. Nor does it pretend to be. We’d always look to recommend something with a superior dynamic repertoire, but heck, if the S7 sounds like your thing, fill your boots.