Video: Audi RS7 Runs Quarter Mile in 10.1 Seconds
Make no mistake about it, the Audi RS7 is a fast car right from the showroom floor. But as with any car, there is usually some untapped potential lying within the engine, waiting to be released. That is certainly the case here, with this modified Audi RS7 from SMP Racing.
The car features SMP’s Total Race Stage 2 package that brings the 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8’s output to an impressive 750 horsepower. That’s a marked improvement over the stock 560 horsepower the RS7 comes with.
A man by the name of Oleg Belousov owns the car and proves just what it will do down a Russian drag strip. If you missed it in the headline, the luxo family-hauler pulls a quarter-mile time of 10.155 seconds at 135.4 mph! That’s stunningly fast for any car, let alone one that seats four and weighs 4,475 pounds.
The RS7 owes much of its quick acceleration times to its quattro all-wheel-drive system that helps all four tires hook up to the pavement. Without it, it’s likely the rear tires would just melt away in a cloud of billowing smoke as the 750 horsepower pummeled them in circles.