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    • APR Stage 2 Audi RS7 4.0 TFSI V8 runs 10.34@134.95 in the 1/4 mile

      To see a 4500+ pound all wheel drive luxury performance sedan hustling down the 1/4 mile like this is... well, awesome! APR's 4.0 TFSI V8 tuning software is solid as we all know. Back in 2013 they were offering over 650 horsepower at all four wheels.


      What makes this 10.344 @ 134.95 1/4 mile run particularly impressive? That it basically matches what an APR tuned RS7 did with upgraded 4.0 TFSI V8 turbochargers. Yes, it is on the factory turbos.

      What are the other mods?

      APR Downpipes
      Rock Euro Intake
      Full weight w/ child seat and 235lbs driver.

      Just incredibly impressive performance.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: APR Stage 2 Audi RS7 4.0 TFSI V8 runs 10.34@134.95 in the 1/4 mile started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 30 Comments
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        BEAST! Low tens with weight reduction? Wow, if only i liked the look of the car...not a fan of the shooting brake (fancy name for station wagon) four door coupe-ish like style....

        on another note, check out the calculated 0-60 time!!!!
        I love this phony/favorable 0-60 calculator: http://www.wallaceracing.com/0-60_equation.php

        Based on the 1/8 mile time and speed it calculates the 0-60....

        6.671sec @ 106.45mph = wait for it......2.12 sec 0-60 Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        BEAST! Low tens with weight reduction? Wow, if only i liked the look of the car...not a fan of the shooting brake (fancy name for station wagon) four door coupe-ish like style....

        on another note, check out the calculated 0-60 time!!!!
        I love this phony/favorable 0-60 calculator: http://www.wallaceracing.com/0-60_equation.php

        Based on the 1/8 mile time and speed it calculates the 0-60....

        6.671sec @ 106.45mph = wait for it......2.12 sec 0-60 Click here to enlarge
        I mean a 1.5X is just riduculous from that boat.

        I agree with you on the styling. However, there is no RS6 here Click here to enlarge

        I think APR will have these things in the 9's before we know it.
      1. kouzman's Avatar
        kouzman -
        Very fast indeed! I am happy to see a stage 2 rs7 with no amax issues. His 60ft is freaking amazing! I have to go out again and practice my launches!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kouzman Click here to enlarge
        see a stage 2 rs7 with no amax issues
        Not sure what you are referring to? What amax issues?
      1. kouzman's Avatar
        kouzman -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Not sure what you are referring to? What amax issues?
        Amax is what the Germans are referring to as "acceleration max". it is a shifting strategy to ensure the fastest acceleration possible.

        some stage 2 cars have shown issues with this mode where they cannot longer activate it and the car is significantly slower.

        it has occurred mostly on stage 2 cars and so far the most likely scenario is the huge amount of extra torque the stage 2 produces and it might be setting some kind of safe mode. A few tuners are researching it but the process is extremely slow.

        this is what is holding me back from switching from stage 1 to stage 2.
      1. gaspam's Avatar
        gaspam -
        i always wondered what happened with the amax issue and if it was fixed as i remember reading about it when i was trying to decide between rs7 and e63s
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kouzman Click here to enlarge
        Amax is what the Germans are referring to as "acceleration max". it is a shifting strategy to ensure the fastest acceleration possible.

        some stage 2 cars have shown issues with this mode where they cannot longer activate it and the car is significantly slower.

        it has occurred mostly on stage 2 cars and so far the most likely scenario is the huge amount of extra torque the stage 2 produces and it might be setting some kind of safe mode. A few tuners are researching it but the process is extremely slow.

        this is what is holding me back from switching from stage 1 to stage 2.
        Had no idea. Thanks for the explanation.
      1. 3rdBNCC's Avatar
        3rdBNCC -
        I see the video of my run has started making the rounds... I just read above, a calculated 2.12 sec 0 - 60. Damn!
        As you stated this is a full weight daily driver. No other mods to the car than what was described above.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 3rdBNCC Click here to enlarge
        I see the video of my run has started making the rounds... I just read above, a calculated 2.12 sec 0 - 60. Damn!
        As you stated this is a full weight daily driver. No other mods to the car than what was described above.
        It deserves attention. Congrats on the run!
      1. 3rdBNCC's Avatar
        3rdBNCC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It deserves attention. Congrats on the run!
        I appreciate the props. Honestly I think the car has a 10.2x in it as it sits. I have cut a couple of 1.53 second 60' and if I can do that again on the 104 file, I should get it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 3rdBNCC Click here to enlarge
        I appreciate the props. Honestly I think the car has a 10.2x in it as it sits. I have cut a couple of 1.53 second 60' and if I can do that again on the 104 file, I should get it.
        I think you can eek some more out of it but the question now becomes, who is hitting the 9's?

        I mean you're matching times from upgraded turbo cars. With upgraded turbos 9's should be easy.
      1. kouzman's Avatar
        kouzman -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 3rdBNCC Click here to enlarge
        I appreciate the props. Honestly I think the car has a 10.2x in it as it sits. I have cut a couple of 1.53 second 60' and if I can do that again on the 104 file, I should get it.

        So the runs were on the 100 octane file? That makes it even more impressive!
      1. 3rdBNCC's Avatar
        3rdBNCC -
        No these runs were on Sunoco GT260+ 104 Octane. What I meant was, I was able to cut a few 1.53x sec 60' times when I ran on 100 octane. I was only able to cut 1.56's on 104 octane.

        My best run on 100 oct is 10.56 at 133 mph. That was also pre-intake. I think the intake could be getting me another mile or two per hour on the trap speed.

        At the end of the day, at least from my perspective is getting that controlled launch so I don't blow up the tires right on the go. It's been difficult for me to hit it just right every time. But if you watch that video closely, there's not a lot of violence at launch. I have a few other videos where you can see I replicate the perfect launch and others where I just blow the tires up.

        Speaking about AMAX, not sure what happened to heelbuff and others but there are definitely times where the AMAX does not work on my car. Every time it doesn't I am fearful that it is gone forever. So far all good though. Hoping for a fix soon.

        As for upgrading turbos... Not in the plans at this point. There are many reasons why I am not but the obvious reason is, evidence shows that my stock turbos performed as well as the upgraded ones and a custom tune. Also, keep in mind this is my daily and I have no intention of jeopardizing drivability.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 3rdBNCC Click here to enlarge
        peaking about AMAX, not sure what happened to heelbuff and others but there are definitely times where the AMAX does not work on my car. Every time it doesn't I am fearful that it is gone forever. So far all good though. Hoping for a fix soon.
        No tuner has a fix for this? They are all aware of it though?
      1. 3rdBNCC's Avatar
        3rdBNCC -
        APR has had an earful from those who have AMAX issues and bought their Stage 2 set up. The difference is dramatic. A member on another forum was running 10.5x all day long on his Stage 1 tune. Upgraded to Stage 2 and can't hardly break into the 10's. 99% of his runs are 11.0x. He has posted videos of those runs and it is easy to hear the difference in his shifts verses mine. Long burps between gears on his and instant, seamless shifts on mine.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 3rdBNCC Click here to enlarge
        I see the video of my run has started making the rounds... I just read above, a calculated 2.12 sec 0 - 60. Damn!
        As you stated this is a full weight daily driver. No other mods to the car than what was described above.
        I think the calculator reads a little favorable but not by much. I put in a few stock 2013 GTR numbers (2013 had the wildly publicized and scrutinized 2.8 sec 0-60 time) and it was calculating 2.6 sec, so it might be reading a couple tenths favorable....however STILL an RS7 doing a 2.3 second 0-60! WHAT!? Ludicrous!
      1. 3rdBNCC's Avatar
        3rdBNCC -
        2.3 would be insane. But not sure I am sold on that calculator lol. The car feels very strong though.

        Raced a fellow RS7 owner and he was trapping 131 to my 134. He spent the entire night logging my car trying to figure out why mine was so fast.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 3rdBNCC Click here to enlarge
        2.3 would be insane. But not sure I am sold on that calculator lol. The car feels very strong though.

        Raced a fellow RS7 owner and he was trapping 131 to my 134. He spent the entire night logging my car trying to figure out why mine was so fast.
        Anything come out of all that logging? What were the differences in the cars? Year? Mileage? Options? Mods? Fuel?
      1. gaspam's Avatar
        gaspam -
        is the amax only on the RS7 still? i remember reading on audizine that it was only affecting rs7, so was wondering if it was affecting S8 too since basically same drivetrain.... been looking to pick up a S8 and do TTE 800 turbo upgrade on it but worried that the extra power might trigger amax in the S8 too
      1. 3rdBNCC's Avatar
        3rdBNCC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        Anything come out of all that logging? What were the differences in the cars? Year? Mileage? Options? Mods? Fuel?
        My car: 2014 RS7 40k miles
        285 35 21 MPSS
        APR Stage 2 (DPs)
        Roc-Euro Intake
        Everything else stock w/full interior

        His car: 2016 RS7
        Not sure of tires but on 20's
        Unitronic Tune Stage Unkown
        Roc-Euro Intake
        I think Custom DP's too
        Milltek Exhaust

        Both of us ran MS109 on the 104 file.

        From the info gathered so far (waiting for him to send me the files), basically my car is running more boost than his. There were also some differences in the shift points in Sport mode. Mine shifting closer to 6k verses his shifting closer to 6500.

        Will have more info tomorrow, hopefully.