For the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Audi prepared the exclusive RS 7 dynamic edition. Set to arrive at the dealerships in the United States in early summer, this special edition comes with several highlights such as Crimson Red safety belts and stitching throughout the interior.
Priced at $146,045, including destination and delivery, the 2014 Audi exclusive RS 7 dynamic edition offers Black Valcona leather seats that have the RS specific honeycomb stitch in Crimson Red matching the safety belts.
In addition, Crimson Red stitching can be found on the dashboard, gear shifter boot, center and door armrests but also on the center console. The exterior shows Tornado Red brake calipers with RS 7 logo but also big, 21-inch Gloss Black wheels. The elements that underline the vehicle’s performance are the carbon fiber splitter, air diffuser and carbon fiber engine cover.
For this special edition Audi will offer four exterior colors: Ibis White, Suzuka Gray metallic, Daytona Gray pearl, Phantom Black pearl. Moreover, the DRC suspension is also offered. For those who don’t know, this system utilizes three-stage adjustable dampers that are hydraulically cross-linked and integrated into the Audi drive select system.
A sport exhaust is offered, too. Under the hood, we find the twin-turbo 4.0 Liter TFSI V8 engine that generates 560 hp, enough to push it from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and to a top speed electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.
The V8 engine is capable to run in four-cylinder mode, when all that power is not needed, an as a result fuel efficiency is increased by 15 percent. The RS7 achieves a respectable EPA estimated MPG of 16 city/27 highway/19 combine. What’s more interesting is that this model is not subject to a gas guzzler tax.
RS7 Sportback is considered as an embodiment of Audi’s dynamic elegance in its purest form, thanks to its five doors, a coupe silhouette and a number of characteristic accents. Measuring 5,012 mm (16.44 ft) in length, this five-door coupe comes with a long bonnet and well-balanced proportions. Its elegantly dynamic presence on the road is further defined by its short overhands and a wheelbase that measures 2,915 mm (9.56 ft).
As designed, the new RS7 Sportback adheres to the styling mantra that dictates aesthetics and function forming a unit and highlighting the beauty of the technology. Interestingly, a number of the solutions found in the new RS7 Sportback were derived from racing and are now serving different yet specific functions. For instance, the large air inlets feature vertical blades that don’t just highlight the confident and firm road stance of the new RS7 Sportback, but also act as a pre-spoiler that guides the slipstream to flow on the flank at an early phase.
Likewise, the front end also comes with slim honeycomb grilles that allow high air throughput. On the rear, the new RS7 Sportback five-door, high-performance coupe is provided with a retractable rear spoiler for added downforce as well as a rear diffuser for reduced rear axle lift.
Even at first look, the dynamic appearance of the new Audi RS7 Sportback is already obvious. The front end is defined by the Singleframe grille with its beveled upper corners as well as by a characteristic distinctive bumper. The grille could have a separate section designed with an air duct located below the license plate. Since the flat headlights of this five-door, high-performance coupe widen toward the fenders, the optical focus is shifted outward.
Meanwhile, the profile of the RS7 Sportback reveals a strongly defined line, a flat-domed roof arch as well as a C-pillar that extends to the rear, flowing into the shoulder and encompassing a third side window. Interestingly, the ratio of painted body surfaces to the frameless windows is 2:3, which is typical of Audi vehicles.