To us, the Audi Q7 is already imposing enough in factory form – but there’re always those who desire to strike fear in the hearts of other motorists through their rear-view mirrors, and for them, it seems German tuning meisters Hofele-Design have an answer.
With a name like Strator GT 780, we’d say half the battle of terror is already won, but of course it doesn’t stop there. For €6,900 (RM28,600), Hofele bolts a bodykit on to the facelifted Q7 that comprises a new front bumper with enlarged intakes and quad fog lamps, extended wheel arches with matching side skirts and a rear apron housing a diffuser and quad tailpipes.
‘Reverso II’ alloys (available in 20- and 22-inch sizes), side gills and a roof spoiler round off the exterior, while the interior benefits from a striking two-tone treatment. Seats, steering wheel, armrests and door panels can be specified with stitched elements and ornamental seams.
It’s not all looks, though – there’re also tuning packages. Hofele can bring the 3.0 TDI up to 318 hp and 599 Nm of torque, and the 3.0 TFSI to 404 hp and 529 Nm of torque. Also offered is an electrical lowering module that can drop the SUV’s ride height by 40 mm at speeds of up to 80 km/h.
However imposing the Strator GT 780 may be, it’s far from the most attention-seeking Audi we’ve featured – that accolade goes to Regula Tuning’s beast of an R8.