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Audi testing its RS Q8 performance SUV

20-08-2019 16:15
The Audi Q8 coupe/SUV already has a ‘warmed-up’, diesel V8-based trim version called the SQ8, but it should pale in comparison to the ‘hot’ RS Q8 spotted at the Nürburgring earlier today.

The Audi Q8 coupe/SUV already has a ‘warmed-up’, diesel V8-based trim version called the SQ8, but it should pale in comparison to the ‘hot’ RS Q8 spotted at the Nürburgring earlier today.

Judging by the engine sound, the range-topping Q8 will come powered by gasoline, rather than diesel. In all likelihood, this means a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 mill rated close to 600 hp (450 kW). The SQ8 needs 4.8 seconds to get from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph), but you can bet on the RS Q8 improving upon this time.

Rumors insist that the flagship Q8 might ship with the same 680-hp (507-kW) hybrid powertrain as the technically similar Porsche Cayenne.

The premiere will most likely occur later this year.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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