With 560 horsepower on faucet, in the present day’s Good Worth or No Cube Audi definitely earns its RennSport badge. Let’s see if this sporty saloon’s price ticket additionally earns our respect within the voting.
We are inclined to roll our eyes and make that traditional Mckayla Maroney face when confronted by an advert wherein the vendor implies—or outright states—“I do know what I’ve” and has set the worth accordingly. With its meager $2,500 asking, most of you discovered the other to be true of the vendor of yesterday’s 1986 Chrysler LeBaron turbo convertible, noting that maybe they didn’t know what they’ve. That confusion resulted in a strong 92 p.c Good Worth win.
I feel some of the spectacular acts of enhancing—or possibly most egregious—is Kraftwork’s remodeling of their 1974 track Autobahn from the 22-minute-long album model right into a 3-minute single for radio airplay. Contemplating the scope and repute of the track’s topic, the album model is extra acceptable and satisfying.
Germany is just not usually recognized for frivolous extra. It’s a reasonably critical nation. That’s to not say that there aren’t exceptions to that rule, and in the present day’s 2018 Audi RS7 Quattro Status is kind of an distinctive exception.
The RS7 is the last word expression of the A7, a mannequin based mostly on Volkswagen/Audi’s MLB platform and sharing a lot of its mechanical bits with its kissing cousin, the A6. Whereas that automotive is a roomy and stately saloon, the A7, and by extension, the RS7, is a smooth and painfully attractive five-door hatchback of extra intimate dimensions. On the mannequin’s introduction, I bumped into Highway & Observe’s Dennis Simanaitis trying to take a seat within the A7’s again seat and sadly being denied the chance as a result of cabin’s small measurement and his unhealthy again. Becoming behind the wheel shouldn’t current any issues to anybody, although, and the rewards of taking that chance are manyfold.
A lot of that’s by the use of the RS7’s jaw-dropping energy. The dual-turbo 4.0-liter all-alloy V8 makes a staggering 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, with the latter out there beginning at round 1,750 rpm. That’s all dealt with by a ZF-sourced eight-speed automated with Tiptronic shifting and Audi’s excellently-engineered Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Enormous brakes and a multi-situation suspension assist guarantee the remainder of the automotive retains up.
Having spent a while behind the wheel of one in every of these myself, I can attest to it being among the most enjoyable you’ll be able to have along with your garments on or off. For public streets or the monitor, nonetheless, I like to recommend garments on.
This one is a Status mannequin which suggests it’s top-o-the-heap on the subject of standing and added options. Notable amongst these are the carbon fiber trim sprinkled liberally all through each the outside and the automotive’s cabin, in addition to a Bang & Olufsen sound system, in addition to seating upholstery that appears prefer it got here out of a Sci-Fi house film.
In response to the advert, the automotive comes with 53,000 miles on the ticker, or a bit over 10K per 12 months of its existence. It appears packed to the gills and grilles with particular add-on help and aesthetic packages, and at the very least two cup holders. Ot additionally sports activities the blade-style manufacturing unit five-spoke 21-inch alloys.
The vendor says the automotive’s service data are updated and describes its situation as wonderful. The images within the advert bear that out, and the automotive comes with a clear title. Per these photos, it doesn’t appear to have its present tags. Those presently on the automotive got here due in October of final 12 months. Maybe the photographs are simply that outdated.
One other anomoly; this Audi is being provided on Craigslist beneath the “By Proprietor” part, nonetheless, all the pictures within the advert are watermarked “FM Method Motors” implying it’s a vendor sale. That actually shouldn’t matter, although. The automotive’s $64,000 price ticket, then again, ought to. We have to preface any dialogue of that by noting that, when new, this RS7 carried an MSRP someplace north of $120K. That makes the present value, 5 years later type of like a half-off sale.
Contemplating the automotive’s current situation and relative lack of miles, may that be type of like a cut price? Or, is that price ticket insufficiently depreciated to let you absolutely respect this sizzling Audi?
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