One of my all time favourite movie car chase scenes is from the 1998 movie Ronin, in which Robert DeNiro and his crew chase after Russian mobsters in an Audi S8. Unfortunately the Audi Flag ship sedan with its big bore 5.2-liter V10 Lambo engine was discontinued back in 2009.
Well yesterday at the Frankfurt Auto Show the S8 name plate was re-born as well as the S6, and the all new S7. Why all three at the same time you may ask? Well the answer to that is because they all are powered by the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.
We won’t go any farther in our description of these new uber sedans as we have a pair of videos that will take it from here. We hope you don’t mind hearing all about it from the team over at inside line.
It has been rumored that the Audi S7 will be revealed at the Frankfurt motor show which is set to take place at the end of the summer. However it won’t surprise us at Car Rolodex if it happens a couple weeks before the show as you can see from the below Slide Show it looks like it could be debuted at any time.
No details have been released so everything written in this paragraph will all have to be filed under “Rumor Mill”. The Power Plant is expected to be the same as the Bentley Continental GT which would make it a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 capable of outputting close to 430 hp. No mention yet it if the Audi A8’s Air Suspension will be included in the package but that would be a nice option to have. Rest assured that it will also have beefed up stopping power as well as a throatier exhaust system announcing its self through 4 tail pipes.
No matter what the specs are the S7 seems to be talking the same approach as the awesome S5. A formula that has clearly worked with increased sales numbers.
Thanks to WorldCarFans.com for the images that they posted on their terrific website.