2016 Audi RS7 Vs. 2021 Audi RS7: Is Buying New Worth It?

2016 Audi RS7Many people have heard the cliche that the value of a car drops about 20 percent the moment it rolls off the gate of the dealership. Even though the actual figure may vary, the jest of it is true. Rationally speaking, a new vehicle may be a bad investment, but we don’t necessarily think rationally when it comes to cars, not by a long shot. The smart thing is buying a used car – not old, just used. Audi RS7, for example, changed generations only two years later. Just like the original Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, the design of the A7 model has aged rather well.

When talking about performance, car enthusiasts can be easily surprised to know the old model surpasses the 2021 RS7, yet this is an exception, rather than a rule. Also, the model from 2017, in the comparison, has the Performance Package installed. This lifts its power from 552hp to 596 hp. It’s five ponies more than the new RS7 Sportsback.

Extra Safety Features & Comfort

Audi RS7 Interior As a result, the older and much more affordable Audi is quicker to 60mph. However, because the RS7 model is more of a GT in spirit than an actual performance vehicle, many people might choose to ignore this and generally focus on the extra safety features and comfort. Still, if you have a brand new RS7, you wouldn’t want this piece of information popping up during a conversation with a friend over a beer.

If you have the money and you can easily buy the 2021 model, go for it, even if the Performance Version isn’t available yet. What you lose in acceleration, you can make up for by benefiting from other important key aspects of the car: refinement, safety, soundproofing, tech, and so much more.

Audi RS7 2021Audi RS7 2016 & Porsche Cayman for the Same Price

If you are willing to spend over a hundred thousand dollars on a vehicle, the possibilities are endless. However, if you are even considering the model, this means you like it and want something new. In this case, you should buy it. The other choice you have is to buy a 2016 RS7 and have enough money to buy a Porsche Cayman of almost the same age.

His Amazing Formula One Career Earns Lewis Hamilton a Knighthood

Formula One driver and 7-time world championship winner, Lewis Hamilton, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II during 2021 New Year Honors. British Formula One driver received this honor for his exceptional career and his work in combating racism, and was recommended for knighthood by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson back in November.

Lewis Hamilton A Stellar Formula One Career

Lewis Hamilton is a British race driver that started his career driving for McLaren from 2007 until 2012 and for Mercedes from 2013 to the present day. He has won seven World Drivers’ championship titles, four of which were consecutive wins, equaling the legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher. Hamilton is currently Formula One’s most successful driver with 95 wins overall. His incredible career had earned him a knighthood and the title Sir in 2021, making him the fourth F1 driver to receive this honor, alongside Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart, and Stirling Moss.

Mercedes Benz F1 Negro Racial Justice Activism

In addition to his F1 career, Hamilton is also a prominent activist and philanthropist. As a strong advocate against racism, Hamilton took the knee before every race he took part in during 2020 in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement and wore T-shirts bearing that slogan. Hamilton criticizes the lack of diversity in Formula One and has set up the Hamilton Commission with the Royal Academy of Engineering. The ultimate goal of this commission is increasing diversity in motorsports by engaging more young people of color in technology, engineering, science, and mathematics.

Lewis Hamilton Has No Plans of Retiring

Lewis Hamilton being joined by other drivers in taking the knee ahead of a race.The accomplished driver’s career goes on as he has not announced any retirement plans at this time. It’s quite possible that Hamilton may yet set new records for F1 in upcoming seasons. His other ventures include music, which the driver claims was a big passion of his since he was very young. F1 star also launched a clothing line in 2019, TOMMYXLEWIS, alongside designer Tommy Hilfiger.