The Audi SQ7 has been spied outside the company's Nürburgring testing facility.

Looking virtually identical to its mainstream counterpart, the SQ7 is distinguished by revised air intakes, beefier brakes and a four-tailpipe exhaust system.

Performance specifications remain unconfirmed but previous reports have suggested the model will use an e-turbo V8 TDI engine that displaces either 4.0- or 4.2-liters.  If the rumors are correct, the engine could produce more than 400 bhp (298 kW) and enable the crossover to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in approximately 5.5 seconds.

The model could also be offered with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 petrol engine later on but nothing is official as of yet.

Audi SQ7 spied in Germany