Audi is planning to launch a high-performance RS version of its upcoming A7 Sportback model. According to a report by AutoCar, the standard A7 model will debut at the Paris Auto Show this fall, with the RS7 joining the lineup the following year.
Like the RS6, the 7 will get a twin-turbo version of the Lamborghini-sourced 5.2-liter V10 engine, making roughly 580-hp. Other engines likely to appear in the A7 include Audi’s new supercharged V6, a 4.2-liter gasoline V8 and a diesel V6 for the European market.
Audi has confirmed that the A7 will be sold in the U.S., which gives us hope that after being denied the RS6, Audi fans might just be able to appreciate the wonders of a 580-hp twin-turbo Audi on this side of the Atlantic thanks to the RS7.