This might appear to be a real mismatch, an ageing Audi RS7 taking on a Lamborghini Aventador SV. But this Audi has a trick up its sleeve.
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The previous-generation Audi RS7 Sportback, launched back in 2013, isn’t exactly slow. Packing a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine, it came from the factory with 552hp and 700Nm of torque. That was enough to sling the thing from 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds, despite its 1930kg mass.
Contrast that to the Lamborghini Aventador SV. Its naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 produces a mighty 750hp, 690Nm of torque and only has to push along 1750kg. That translates to a 0-62mph time of just 2.8 seconds.
So why bother, when the RS7 is clearly going to left trailing in the Aventador’s wake? Well, this particular RS7 has a trick up its sleeve: its engine has been tuned to produce 700hp and 1000Nm of torque. You could pull a building down with that much shove!
Of course, having that much power is one thing. Actually deploying it to the road, even through all four wheels, is quite another. It’s entirely possible that, rather than launch, the Audi will just sit on the line and immolate its tyres and/or grenade its gearbox. And we’ve seen time and again that Aventadors launch like a greyhound out of the traps.
But this really could go either way. The tuned RS7 is a bit of an unknown quantity against the tried-and-tested Aventador, but you surely can’t argue with 1000Nm of torque. Surely?