Hold on to your sticks, the most powerful diesel production SUV has just been unveiled. It is called the Audi SQ7 and it looks pretty impressive on paper.
The aesthetics alone is a surefire way to get your heart racing, and if that fails, the performance figures will do the job. The newly developed 4.0-litre V8 TDI engine produces a staggering 320 kilowatts of raging power and an aneurysm-inducing 900Nm of torque.
Like that isn’t enough, Audi claims that it will be able to complete the 100km/h sprint in less than five seconds. We believe them!
Stretching the yardstick out even further, some clever electronic trickery under the bonnet eliminates the all-dreaded turbo-lag. According to the German gentlemen in white lab coats, turbo-lag can now be ruled history.
The 8-speed Tiptronic gearbox has also been redesigned to allow for quicker and more efficient gear changes. Power is sent from the gearbox to a Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system which plays host to a self-locking differential.
We don’t have the exact figures for South Africa yet. According to reports, however, the SQ7 will go on sale for a chequebook damaging R1.5m in Europe.