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2020 Audi RS7 Sportback detailed: 0-100km/h in 3.6s

Audi has released full details of their new super-fast 2020 Audi RS7 Sportsback and it’s pretty impressive!

Sharing most of its oily bits with the new RS6 Avant, the RS7 Sportsback also sports the same twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 with 442kW and 800Nm of torque. Additionally, it’s paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system.

Like all RS models, power is channeled to all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro system which has been suitably beefed up for the RS7. Driven by an eight-speed automatic, the all-wheel drive system can apportion up to 85 of the torque to the rear and features an optional sport differential on the rear axle.

The RS7 is claimed to hit 100km/h from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds and offers three top speed options: a standard 250km/h (155mph), a de-restricted 280km/h and a supercar-baiting 305km/h.

The designers at Audi are on fire at the moment, churning out concept car-like models after model, starting with the RS6 Avant. Like its booted sibling, the RS7 features a super aggressive front bumper complete with model-specific honeycomb grille. Around the back, a matching rear bumper houses a set of large oval exhaust outlets.

The showstopper though is the RS7’s wide bodywork, with pumped out fenders adding an extra 40mm of width. It rolls on massive 21-inch wheels, with 22-inch items offered as an option.

On the technical front, the RS7 Sportback comes standard with adaptive air suspension offering three modes. The RS Sport suspension featuring steel springs and three-stage adaptive dampers is offered as an option, along with dynamic all-wheel steering to improve agility and stability.

Inside, the RS7’s cabin highlights include a pair of sports seats with a rhombus pattern, RS-specific aluminium shift paddles and Audi Virtual Cockpit with shift light and special RS graphics. Customers can also opt for a pair of body-hugging RS sport seats wrapped in perforated Valcona leather.

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