What is it?
That's right, if you were about to lay down £85,485 for an Audi RS7, then wait. Because if you can find another £6500 down the back of the chaise longue, you can have this Audi RS7 Performance instead. Stumping up the extra gets you another 44bhp at the bi-turbo V8's top end and 37lb ft more torque, taking the Performance's totals to 597bhp and 553lb ft - the latter on overboost.
The Performance suffix is an apt one. The standard car isn't exactly slow, but with this upgrade Audi claims it can now charge from 0-62mph in just 3.7sec (an improvement of 0.2sec over the regular RS7) and will hit 124mph in just a smidgen over 12 seconds. It tops out at an electronically limited 155mph, or, if you've a screw loose, you can pay even more to have that figure raised to 189mph.
Also included over the standard RS7 are larger, 21in alloy wheels, a sports exhaust system, a drive mode select button on the steering wheel, more privacy glass and blue stitching on the RS7's sports seats. A Titanium pack is also standard, which turns the RS7's lip spoiler, mirrors, diffuser and air intake ducts a pleasing shade of titanium grey.