Audi S7 caught on camera for first time

Posted on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 , 22:05:40 byAlina

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Audi S7 caught on camera for first time

Spy photographers caught the first pictures of the Audi S7 on the street of Europe.

Caught testing near the Nürburgring, the photos reveal the S7 featuring larger air intakes, a more robust wheel/tire package, a high performance braking system and a four-tailpipe exhaust pipes. The car also sports a retractable rear spoiler, modified bumpers, a chrome grille, and a sportier suspension.

As for what's housed beneath the hood, it's still unclear what powers it. Audi's new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 or the free-breathing 4.2-liter V8 with 444 hp (331 kW / 450 PS) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque could be in order. Also a 5.2-liter V-10 is possible, as is the W-12 engine that will be returning in the new A8 next year. There are rumors of an RS7 model as well, which would likely take the big V-10 and leave the S7 with the V-8, though it isn't confirmed either.

No word yet on when the Audi S7 will debut, though it will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. Anyway, the S7 may debut simultaneously or possibly at the Geneva Motor Show next year.

[Source: Worldcarfans]