The All-New Audi A7 Has Crazy Pulsating KITT Taillights

Designers say that the rear is one of the last bastions of creativity. However, Audi has always loved making striking taillights.
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The New Audi A7 Has Crazy Pulsating KITT TaillightsThe New Audi A7 Has Crazy Pulsating KITT TaillightsThe New Audi A7 Has Crazy Pulsating KITT Taillights
The all-new A7 Sportback is moments away from debuting, but we thought you guys might like a sneak peek of the dynamic rear lights... or rear light, as it's one big unit that goes across the whole car.

Everybody expected this to happen after seeing the A8. However, the coupe model is more avant garde. If KITT from Knight Rider were launched right now, this is what it would look like.

One horizontal bar goes over the whole back end. Vertical lines of varying sizes sit on top and put on a light show whenever you start or stop the car. The dynamic turn indicators seem to be placed below that.

This is the sort of stuff you only saw on concept cars. Speaking of which, the production four-door puts the Prologue to shame in this department. Also, the A7 seems to have lights that help you locate the door handles in the dark.

Audi did promise to better differentiate its models in the future. Even in the dark, you will be able to tell this apart from an A5 Sportback. However, we have a sneaking suspicion that this is optional OLED technology and that it costs at least €3,000 extra. On top of that, you will likely be able to specify laser headlights.

Like its executive cousin, the brand new A7 will ride on top of the MLB Evo platform. It will grow in size around a larger wheelbase that boosts legroom. However, headroom still won't be the top priority.

The engines should mostly be of the turbocharged V6 variety. However, it will take some time to understand what the new names mean thanks to Audi's convoluted strategy. The S7 will even downsize to the RS5's 2.9-liter, so there's little chance of a V8 outside of the flagship RS7 model.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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