We have the first spy picture featuring the front interior of the upcoming Audi S7 performance sportback.

It's a double scoop for our ever-alert spies as they follow up on the first Audi S7 pictures they snapped just a day ago. What we have now are the first shots of the interior taken at the Nürburgring. Looking down on the center console we can see the 7-speed S-tronic gate for manual gearshifts which can also be actuated by paddles behind the steering wheel.

Characteristic of all S models, the S7 will come fitted with a four-tailpipe exhaust system, modified bumpers, a sporty suspension and a high-performance braking system. It is rumored that the new RS 5's V8 engine will do duty in the S7 as well and kick out the same 331 kW (444 bhp/ 450 PS). Drive will of course, go through all four wheels using quattro.

Audi will debut the A7 at the 2010 Paris International Motor Show. The performance S7 may also appear at the event or wait for the 2011 Geneva show.

Audi S7 interior spied for first time