With the A7 Sportback slowly becoming a news story of the past, Audi is busying itself by preparing the Audi S7 for its coming out party at the end of this week at the Paris Motor Show. We’ve already seen one spy photo of the luxury car, but there was absolutely no harm in providing another one, especially if we can soak up as much information about the S7 before it even hits the show floor. The official debut for the more powerful version of the A7 will be in Paris with sales beginning later in 2011.
While the A7’s most powerful engine delivers a total of 296 HP, the S7 will get a new 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine developed in cooperation with Bentley. In fact, it is the same engine that will be used for the new Continental GT, next to the usual 6.0 liter W12 powertrain, and will develop a total of 550 HP. Also, like the Bentley model, the next S7 will be an all-wheel drive model.
Compared to a standard A7, the S7 will get larger brakes, a sportier front bumper with larger air intakes and quad exhaust pipes, fog lights with chrome borders, and a set of double-spoke alloy wheels.
Stay with us for the official details!