580-hp Audi RS7 in the works

Audi Sportback Concept

Audi’s new A7 is in the final stages of development and is on schedule to be unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in September, well, at least according to sources that spoke with AutoCar. Also in the works is a RS variant of the new A7.

The range-topping Audi RS7 will be powered by the company’s 5.2L V10 engine making 580-hp mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Other ‘7’ models in the lineup will get V6, V8 and diesel engines.

How will it look when the covers come off? Much like the Sportback concept we saw in Detroit in 2009 but Audi’s design boss Stefan Sielaff says the “overall look is less formal than that of the A8.”

Audi Sportback Concept:

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar