Audi S7 spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

We love the 2012 Audi A7, that's no secret. Still, an Audi that wears the S badge will always be more fun than any A-badged example. Audi is still fine tuning its upcoming S7, and spy photographers managed to capture a helmet-wearing test driver flinging the shapely sedan around the 'Ring.

It appears that the wheelman is making good use of the turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine. Rumor has it, that the powerplant in the S7 will be good for 450 horsepower. We definitely look forward to flogging one when an example finally arrives stateside.

Even when the S7 eventually does land in the United States, our impatient automotive journalist brains will be waiting for the rumored RS7. As nice as a 450-horsepower S7 sounds, the very notion that Audi will unleash a 580-horsepower V10-powered RS7 sedan warms the cockles (and the sub-cockles) of our heart. Word on the street says that uber-sedan will hit the stage at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. We wait for that day to arrive with baited breath.


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      Poledancer
      • 3 Years Ago
      The grapevine has it that the RS7 will actually run a twin-turbo version of the S7's single-turbo V8, the same engine that's destined for the newly-updated Bentley Continental GT
      kumar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Woa I saw one of these in Detroit Michigan around there offices completely unmarked, almost 2 weeks ago it was an amazing look car.
      shotterboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      The phrase is "BATED breath." Bated here is a contraction of abated through loss of the unstressed first vowel (a process called aphesis); it means “reduced, lessened, lowered in force”. So bated breath refers to a state in which you almost stop breathing as a result of some strong emotion, such as terror or awe. "Baited" makes it seem as if one were eating out of one's tackle box.
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds perfect
      • 3 Years Ago
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      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      Officially the best 'four-door coupe', until the RS7 comes and beats the pants off the CLS63.
        Vijay
        • 3 Years Ago
        @QAZZY
        The second best 4-door coupe... Panamera is still the segment leader...
          QAZZY
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Vijay
          Panamera is the FASTEST, but not the best looking. The original CLS takes that, but the new one is rather sterile compared to the original. The A7 is bland, but also very sleek.
      murderberries
      • 3 Years Ago
      Audi's are nice only factors holding them back are lack of inventory/supply (people ordering Audi S5's in January 2012 and now being told they are canceled or have to remove backup camera/packages etc) and the price to performance ratio. The S5 costs the same as the M3 with all options but has 100HP less.
      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      and again that stupid LED that all VW cars have, from the Audi to the Porsche with that impossible cheap color rendition
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      That rear end is ugly. Dig the front tho.
      TheHoff
      • 3 Years Ago
      No aluminum side mirrors?
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