Fresh off the heels of the Audi SQ8 TDI release, we’re now seeing another new spy video of the upcoming Audi RS Q8, the hotter, even faster version. Though, it could be seen as a breath of fresh air, thanks to the relatively lukewarm response to the SQ8’s official reveal.
The Audi SQ8 TDI, as its name implies, packs a turbocharged diesel V6. It’s a fine engine and it makes a healthy amount of torque. But it’s boring. It doesn’t make a great noise and it’s actually less powerful than the outgoing V8 used in previous Audi ‘S’ cars. So we wouldn’t blame you for being disappointed in the SQ8. However, that’s where the Audi RS Q8 comes in to remedy all of that.
Powering the RS Q8 will be a twin-turbocharged 4.0 liter V8 that will make over 600 hp. And yes, it will run on gasoline, not diesel. So it will be very fast and very loud. In this new spy video, we get to see the Audi RS Q8 lapping the Nurburgring and its monster V8 makes a very nice noise. It’s loud, aggressive and even a bit exotic. Make no mistake, the RS Q8 means business.
During the test days on the Nurburgring I have filmed the all new 2020 Audi RS Q8! It will be the most powerful series-production Audi yet will take the form…
A new spy video reveals the Audi RS Q8 making a return to the Nürburgring for another season of testing. The driver continues to push the performance SUV around the famous course, in addition to enjoying the public roads nearby the track.
Audi has officially confirmed that a “particularly sporty” version of the Q8 – its massive SUV – will arrive in 2019. Scratch that – not a particularly sporty version, but two particularly sporty versions.Which very much sounds like we’re getting an SQ8, and an RS Q8.