Audi RS models put performance at the forefront, and the 2020 RS7 Sportback is no exception. With a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 under the bonnet pumping out supercar levels of performance – 591 bhp (440 kW) and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of twist – the family saloon rockets to 60 mph (96 km/h) in an Audi-claimed 3.6 seconds. But that’s not fast for some, who can opt for a tuned version that pumps out nearly 1,000 bhp (745 kW).
The tuned RS7 Sportback in the video above comes from HGP, which has wrung out more than 948 bhp (706 kW) and 921 pound-feet (1,250 Newton-metres) of torque. Upgrades are extensive and include upgraded turbochargers, a new intake, an upgraded air filter, and a modified exhaust system, which all place nice with each other thanks to a software tune. All you have to do is watch the saloon’s high-speed run on the German Autobahn to see how powerful it is.
The tuned RS7 has no trouble breaching the 200-mile-per-hour (321-kilometer-per-hour) mark as it went well on its way to 226 mph (363 kph). A run of the stats at the beginning of the video claims the Audi will hit 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and run from 96 mph (100 kph) to 192 mph (200 kph) in 5.5 seconds. All that performance doesn’t come cheap – the car costs about €200,000 (about £181,000 at current exchange rates). That’s quite a price premium even though the regular RS7 Sportback starts at £97,040.
If you watch the video, you’ll notice the RS7 never slips into eighth gear, instead hitting 226 mph in seventh. That puts the saloon’s top speed somewhere above that, which is quite impressive considering its such a hefty beast of a car. It’s quick, fast, and has room for the kids. What more could you want?