• May 18, 2010
Audi S7 spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Even though we won't see the production version of the standard Audi A7 until this year's Paris Motor Show, the men and women in Ingolstadt are already prepping a hotted-up version of the swoopy four-door coupe (we still aren't used to typing that), as seen here in this latest set of spy shots. Rumors have stated that a RS7 Sportback might debut alongside the A7 in Paris, complete with a 580-horsepower V10, and it would certainly be show-stopping if Audi could pull off having all three variants of the A7 range on hand.

As for the car spied here, we spot larger air intakes, a more robust wheel/tire package, bigger brakes and quad exhaust pipes, seemingly proving that this A7 will definitely arrive wearing an S badge. However, the camouflaged beast isn't as muscular as Audi's RS models, which leads us to believe that the mid-range S7 is what's under all of the swirly paper. As for what's housed beneath the hood, your guess is as good as ours, but something along the lines of Audi's new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 or the free-breathing 4.2-liter V8 could be in order. Scroll through the gallery below to see the S7 prototype from all angles.



[Source: CarPix]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice, lines look good, and very astute call on the S7. I can't wait to see this car
      • 4 Years Ago
      Could someone enlighten me on the swirly pattern? Is it supposed to prevent us from guessing the shape of the vehicle?
      • 4 Years Ago
      What if this car were a Honda.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's supposed to be a visual distraction.
      Works on the same principles as optical illusions to make it difficult to step back and really "see" what the car looks like.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If it looks anything like the Sportback on http://www.thepowerofstop.co.za I will be a happy man...
      • 4 Years Ago
      The S7 will get the new 4.0TFSI engine probably a turbo but could be supercharged due to the latest nomenclature happenstance on the 3.0TFSI, all told this will be one sweet ride a real game changer for Audi. However, my hope is that when the economy returns to middle America Audi decides an A9 flagship coupe is warranted a la Bentley Continental for R8 dough.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Most of the reviews I've read have put the a8's interior on par with the conti, given the much more attractive prospect of the a7 i'd say a 4.0T S7 is already a conti for r8 money, or less actually.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Notice the active rear spoiler - very interesting feature for a large sedan!
      • 4 Years Ago
      this will be an stretched R8, you`ll see ;) typically Audi, and that rear spoiler is gay for such a car..IMO