Audi Is Working On A 700-HP Hybrid RS7

Posted on Sep 25 2017 - 5:32am by Lisa Chan

The most powerful Audi RS7 you can buy today is the 605-hp Performance model (pictured above). That’s probably enough horsepower for a sedan, but apparently because we live in crazy times, Audi is working on a hybrid RS7 with 100 more horsepower. Evo reports that Audi is working on two drivetrain options for the next-gen RS7, a base model with 650 horsepower (!), and a 700-hp hybrid.

Audi 700-HP Hybrid RS7

Audi’s head of design, Marc Lichte, confirmed this information to Evo, adding that the next-generation RS7 will borrow its powertrain hardware from the Porsche Panamera Turbo. Porsche’s newest, fastest sedan is powered by a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 550 hp in the Panamera Turbo, and 680 hp with hybrid assistance in the Turbo S E-Hybrid.

Previously, we reported that Audi plans to use this V8 and hybrid tech in the next-gen S8. The new A8 just launched with a 3.0-liter V6 and a 6.0-liter W12.

The next-generation A7, which Evo says rides on an all-new platform, will make its debut later this year, while the RS7 will go on sale late next year. Considering the current RS7 Performance is easily one of the quickest cars on sale, the next-gen models will be surely be mind-blowers.