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Click to view the Audi Q7 V12 TDI Coastline in hi-res

The Audi Q7 Coastline is not the first attempt at infusing an automobile with a nautical theme, but it very well might be the most exquisite execution we've seen to date. Forget about automotive mishaps like the Mercury Villager Nautica edition and the Plymouth Breeze, this concept rivals even the teak-decked Rolls-Royce Phantom DropHead Coupe for dockside prowess. In fact, a Maserati convertible parked at a Monte Carlo marina would be jealous. This writer, meanwhile, would be hard-pressed to upstage Alex Nunez's poetic waxing for maritime prose in his preview post, but the pearl white sport-ute makes me feel like picking up the clear-coat polish and teak oil just the same.

As you can see in our gallery of high-resolution images, Audi set up an exceptionally photogenic dedicated showroom off the Geneva show floor to showcase the 500hp V12 TDI that would be right at home in a motoryacht's engine room.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      for people with more dollars than sense.
      • 7 Years Ago
      what is the whole VW group copying from SAAB looks like 9-4x concept, as does the Ircco look like Aero X concept.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yeah the engine would be at home in a boat, but if a boat had a twin turbo V12, it'd be putting out somewhere between 1,800 and 2,000 horses, granted with a lot more displacement than 5 liters.
      it's a pretty cool concept though, and that engine is glorious
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ach... ugly wheels: both the design and the ultra-mega-ouch-my-eyes-hurt reflectiveness of it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very nice looking. I wish the dash and carpets were navy or some other dark color. Being a neat freak the first thing I thought of was how dirty that interior would look after just one weekend at the shore.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Agreed. The white makes it beautiful, and if I had money I would be interested, but I'd be OCD about the carpet.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Redefines flagship in the worst sense of the word.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks EDAG's LUV.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They should have made this amphibious