Audi has unveiled the first of four scheduled RS models in 2013. World premiere at the Motor Show in Detroit had the Audi RS7. Audi’s coupe-sedan has finally got its sporty RS version. This car Audi intends to oppose the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Mercedes CLS 63 AMG.
2014 Audi RS7
Compared to the standard Audi A7, the RS model has a distinctive grille with black mesh honeycomb and large air vents at the ends of the front bumper, while the lower part of the rear bumper is a diffuser and two symmetrically oval tailpipes. Customers will be able to choose between the adaptive air suspension and sports suspension with variable ride control (Dynamic Ride Control). RS7 will be equipped with standard 20-inch alloy wheels, while the options available as special 21 inch wheels in three versions of the design. Ceramic brake discs can be obtained with the surcharge.
The interior of the Audi RS7 features beveled three-spoke steering wheel and high-quality materials, leather, aluminum and carbon fiber. Sports seats are available in two variants, combined Alcantara / leather or clear skin.
The Audi RS7 comes with 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8, which is taken from the new Audi RS6 Avant. Engine has 560 hp and a maximum torque of 700 Nm, and is associated with eight shift automatic transmission, which distributes power to all four wheels through Audi’s quattro system. Audi RS7 from 0 to 100 km / h reaches for 3.9 seconds, before reaching a maximum electronically limited 250 km / h. Limit can be raised to 280 km / h with the optional Dynamic pack, or at 305 km / h if the chosen charity Dynamic Plus package.
Aesthetic design, innovative technology and impressive sportiness are some of the strengths that combine to produce a fascinating character of Audi’s brand-new RS 7 Sportback.
John Lennon’s Ferrari 330 GT
With the automotive world’s attention directed at the Detroit Auto Show, it becomes easy to miss important items that aren’t directly involved with the 2011 NAIAS. This is one of them.
A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, which was the first car that John Lennon bought on passing his driving test in 1965, is to be sold at Bonhams’ Paris sale of Motor Cars on February 5, 2011 at the Grand Palais. More than just being driven by the legendary Beatles frontman, this particular Ferrari also happened to be Lennon’s very first car.
Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car
The 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit just kicked off with a blast as Porsche rolled out its brand new 918 RSR hybrid race car. The Porsche 918 RSR combines the styling of the 918 Spyder concept car, first introduced at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2010, with the flywheel hybrid technology of the successful 911 GT3 R, that competed in several races in 2010. Also, the Porsche 918 RSR won best concept vehicle at the Detroit auto show in the annual Eyes On Design awards.
The 918 RSR is a two-place midengine coupe that is essentially a racing version of the 918 Spyder, fitted with flip-up doors, carbon-fiber body panels and a roof-mounted air intake. The car is painted liquid metal chrome blue with longitudinal stripes, and carries the number 22 — an homage to the Martini-liveried Porsche 917 that dominated the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Price: $220,000 (est.)
On Sale: 2013
The Mrecedes-Benz SLS E-Cell isn’t a new car, it was unveiled this past summer, but its appearance in Detroit shows that Mercedes-Benz is serious about electric speed. This is a battery-powered version of Mercedes’s SLS supercar, one that uses four electric motors to produce 526 hp and 649 ft-lbs of torque. According to reports, the E-Cell charges to 60 mph in around four seconds.