Apparently I got the VIP treatment in Bratislava. That sounds...bad....anyway...Very nice. For some reason I thought you weren't expecting it to arrive before the new year. I'm not usually a fan of grey but it works well with the red interior and black optics. Congrats!
I think that's what appeals to me about it. It IS a sleeper. The RSQ8 and SQ8 got all the press - the attention on the Q7 was paid on the refresh, not the addition of the S model. So I didn't even know about it.I'll be interested to see how well these sell considering the Q7 is perfectly adequate and the *8's provide more cache. I think they are a good sleeper pick
Sure.Congrats. Love the SQ7 and agree with your assessment of the Cayenne S. I'm torn between the two. Can you say more about why you went Audi SQ7 vs Cayenne S? The audi is about 750lbs heavier so the lb/hp is nearly identical and that Cayenne handles incredibly well... Prices aren't that far apart, especially if you option-up the Audi. Would love to hear more. And, beautiful car &spec.
FWIW, I own a Cayenne and also spend a lot of time at the track, but I've no intention of ever putting the Cayenne on it. Being so heavy, in a full session I'd probably overheat the tires and possibly even the very large brakes, and while the suspension is fantastic on the street, for the track I have to imagine you'd pitch all over the place--even my 718 with PASM had too much movement. Not to mention I'm occasionally out there with people in Radicals, Caterhams, Spec Racer Fords, and (once!) an LMP2 car; doesn't seem fair and pretty sure that wouldn't fly with control to be in a vehicle that could quite literally run others over, so we're talking about sandbagging run groups too.First, I won't ever track this thing. It's a high performance and fun daily driver, and a family car. So when you look at it through that lens, the Cayenne makes less sense because they put so much effort into making a SUV handle.
I did the same thing you did. I assumed it had the blown V6 in it.Damn, I think I assumed that the SQ models just had a forced induction V6. Glad to hear they have a V8.
The regular Q7 has a forced induction V6, as of 2020 it's the 3.0T with an actual turbo, whereas the earlier ones were the supercharged 3.0T.Damn, I think I assumed that the SQ models just had a forced induction V6. Glad to hear they have a V8.
Yeah, I knew that, but a lot of non-top-tier performance models these days use an uprated version of what is in the more mundane models. See E53 vs E450 for example. And the S6/S7 have a twin turbo V6 these days as well.The regular Q7 has a forced induction V6, as of 2020 it's the 3.0T with an actual turbo, whereas the earlier ones were the supercharged 3.0T.
The S models definitely get a more exciting motor.