The list of things that can bring a man to tears just got one line longer with the new Audi RS 7 performance. When you have the chance to press the pedal down on this boosted, four-door sportback, don’t forget the tissues.
Audi has officially pulled the wraps off the RS7 Dynamic Edition, which will be making its public debut during the 2014 New York Auto Show.
The new Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition is Audi’s newest creation and is more expensive than an R8. The Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition has been enhanced by Audi Exclusive, with features such as the carbon fiber engine cover, carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber diffuser, Tornado Red brake calipers, sports exhaust system and 21-inch black alloy wheels.
“The Audi exclusive RS 7 dynamic edition exemplifies just some of the personalization options that are possible through our Audi exclusive program. The combination of our most powerful RS model ever and the added customized elements make this a truly special car to drive and to behold”, said Filip Brabec, the director of product planning for Audi of America.
The Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition has the black Valcona leather seats, the Crimson Red contrast stitching, the Crimson Red safety belts and some carbon fiber trim. Power is being provided by the same engine as the standard model, the 4.0 liter V8 twin turbo. The total output produced stands at 560 HP (417 kW), enough for a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint made in 3.7 seconds. Prices for the model will start at 146,045 USD and it will go on sale this summer.
Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. has developed tires for Audi Group that are designed to reduce noise for occupants of the car using a layer of polyurethane sponge adhered to the inner liner of the tire.
Pirelli claims the innovation—being pitched as “Pirelli Noise Cancelling System”—can reduce noise heard by those inside the car by 2 to 3 decibels, or roughly half.
With this development, Pirelli is addressing noise caused by the vibration produced when air inside the tire is compressed as the tire is squashed against the road. This noise is transmitted from the tire to the wheel hub and eventually reaches the inside of the car’s cabin via the steering and suspension components.
The polyurethane foam sponge is designed to absorb these vibrations, the tire maker said, and thus reduce the amount of noise passed through to the cabin.
Audi is offering tires built with the noise-cancelling system as optional original equipment fitments on its RS6 and RS7, running on 285/30ZR21- and 275/30ZR21-sized tires, respectively. Pirelli did not identify which tire models are being supplied but said they are identified with letters “PNCS” on the sidewalls.
Pirelli did not say how much weight the sponge adds to the tires but did say adding the noise-reducing sponge does not affect other performance characteristics of the tire. Pirelli did not say whether the development affects noise as observed by those outside a vehicle, nor did it comment on any added cost.
The company said introducing this technology answers growing demand in the automotive world for reduced noise levels both on the inside and outside of the car as well as address the latest European regulations to reduce noise pollution.
RS246 was invited to Goodwood MMS by Audi UK. What an excellent day!!
Many highlights of the day from many manufacturers, but going “up the hill” in the new Audi RS6 Avant was the icing on the cake. The car was in its standard form; very capable and very responsive. By 2pm the driver had the opportunity to built his knowledge of the track, decide that having the gearbox in Sport was the best option and balance the car perfectly. The new RS6 is certainly worthy of the “uber bahn stormer” RS status again with its excellent performance, handling and ability to seat 4 people comfortably and a boot suitable for high speed tip runs!!
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Awesome picture of the Audi RS7