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On the ladder of Audi SUV models, the top dog is the Audi SQ7, it’s the most expensive, most luxurious and also the most powerful of the lot. It’s the Wall Street businessman’s luxury SUV choice over sister company Lamborghini’s Florida hooligan SUV, the Urus. The looks are more sedate, but that doesn’t mean the thing doesn’t have presence. If this thing tailgated you, you’d switch lanes immediately. This second update for the model sees it sporting a redesigned spoiler up front with a new rear diffuser that sets it apart from the lower-spec trims. The Singleframe section now features vertical L-shaped inlays in a sporty colour scheme and the larger air intakes feature honeycomb grilles across their entire surface. As you’d usually see on RS model-Audis (there is no RS Q7, sadly) the wing mirrors have the signature aluminium housings, and to match you’ll find the same in the inlays of the Singleframe, the edging of the side air intakes and the side skirts. For those wanting a more stealthy look, these can also be had in black as part of the Black and Black Plus optics packages. The Audi SQ7 TFSI1 rolls off the production line with 20-inch wheels, but anyone who buys one of these massive SUVs without checking the 22-inch wheel option box should rather buy a cocker spaniel and a Volvo. To reign in the sizeable SQ7 there’s a massive set of 400 mm front brake discs with massive calipers that come in black, but again, if you don’t take them in the optional red offering, you probably wear socks with flip-flops.

The car can be had with an optional advanced suspension package that includes a sport differential that uses two multi-disc clutches for torque vectoring that shift the torque between the rear wheels, giving the wheel on the outside of the curve the greater share resulting in more effortless and precise handling. When turning or accelerating in a curve, the SQ7 is literally pressed into the curve, minimizing the tendency to understeer. The second part of the suspension package is the electromechanical active roll stabilisation (eAWS - powered by a 48-volt super capacitor) which sees both axles are equipped with a compact electric motor coupled to a transmission and it splits the stabiliser into halves. When driving straight they work largely independently of each other to reduce body movements on uneven roads. When the drive turns spirited, the electric motor makes the halves rotate in opposite directions to work as a unit and this results in the SQ7 leaning significantly less into a curve and the steering response becomes more precise. Powering the SQ7 is the technically advanced twin-turbocharged 4.0 litre V8 that is now rated at a powerful 373 kW with a matching 770 Nm of torque. It’s mated to an 8-speed tiptronic gearbox and a permanent all-wheel drive Quattro system. The whole package can hit 100 km/h in as little as a mind-blowing 4.1 seconds, and it has a top speed limited to 250 km/h. This is also an Audi, so it has that 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 firing order that results in a typically Audi engine soundtrack.

Take a look at the YouTube video from the folks over at Planet Car News that runs through the changes to the latest SQ7 in its second-lifetime refresh, along with changes that have taken place to the rest of the cars in the model lineup. These cars are truly awesome, and as cool as their Lamborghini counterparts: NEW Audi Q7 & SQ7 FACELIFT 2024 | What's New & Powertrains | Planet Car News

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