A Day In The Life Of Audi A7 Driver: Days 4 & 5
Over the course of a week, the 2012 Audi A7 has exuded class, style, comfort and some of the best performance I’ve seen in a vehicle in a long time.
For Days 4 and 5, there was quite a bit of driving through some of California’s most noted areas for scenic drives and performances tests.
First, we cruised through the Napa Valley on the way to Lake Berryessa via California 29 North Highway. This route offered a lot of opportunity to test the way the A7 handled on corners. Standard features include the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and traction control (ASR). The Quattro (All Wheel Drive System) as well as the aforementioned features proved to serve more than sufficiently on these narrower and windy roads.
The second drive was to Bodega Bay. This city by the water is best known for being the local for the Alfred Hitchcock classic “The Birds” starring Tippi Hedren. After driving down those narrow roads which were more vacant, it truly gave us the chance to test sharper turns at higher speeds. There we truly experienced the flawlessly executed and engineered 325 lbs of rear torque and 310 hp at 5500-6500 RPM. Although Audi initially clocked the A7 at 0-60 in 5.8 seconds, then down 5.4 seconds, we clocked it at 5.3 seconds. Yes, that’s right, every tenth of a second counts.
This was an extremely fun car to drive, I will truly miss it. Anyone who tests the performance of the 2012 Audi A7, I dare you to feel anything other than awestruck.