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Audi A7
Audi A7 ® Metallic
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
RailRoad Modeling

Audi A7 ®
Collection: CARS&TRUCKS
Item 034470


Introduction
Herpa continues their ever growing line of modern vehicles with this sporty Audi A7 ®. They even offer it in a special limousine version with a figure and operating lights.

Audi A7 ®
Luxury coupes and sedans have evolved into touring cars. Into this class Audi introduced their A7. Three styles are available. It is designed to carry those with a passion for sporty driving in style and comfort with a powerful all-aluminum Audi 3.0 liter TFSI® V6 310 hp engine. It boasts advanced electronic equipment to sense traction, torque, acceleration, and emissions.

Herpa Audi A7 ®
Your Audi A7 ® is factory assembled. It’s securely packed in a form-fitted tray held inside a clear plastic carton with end opening flaps. A red Herpa label decorates the packaging.

The model is skillfully molded and assembled with any blemishes or flaws. Doors, hoods and panels lines are defined with fine recessed lines; the grille intentions are much deeper. The door handles are slightly raised. Underneath the car is a single piece chassis with very basic molded detail. Soft tires, with no tread detail, are pressed upon hubs to support the model.

Detail and Trim
The model features headlights and tail lights of appropriately colored clear lenses. Detail inside the passenger compartment includes a dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift, bucket seats, and a windshield mounted rear view mirror! This detail is easiest to see through the front and rear windshields.

The automobile is trimmed with black chrome around the windows. The black grille also sports chrome detailing. Wipers are molded into the windshield chrome. The model features separately applied side view mirrors. Dual exhaust ports peek out from underneath the rear bumper.

No decals are used.

Finish
Impala Beige is the color the model is molded in. The finish is smooth. Herpa offers it in black.

Off the Lot
This HO scale Audi A7 ® is a pleasing little model of a modern luxury sports vehicle. Each one you add to your modern model railroad or diorama will enhance it. Recommended.
SUMMARY
Highs: Sharp molding and finish and separately applied side mirrors. The nice interior can be seen through the clear windows.
Lows: The underside is a token representation.
Verdict: Herpa’s Audi A7 ® is a pleasing little model that will enhance your modern era model railroad or diorama.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:87
  Mfg. ID: 034470
  Suggested Retail: 10,50 €
  Related Link: Herpa Audi Models
  PUBLISHED: Aug 06, 2011
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 86.98%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.42%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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