Audi is all set to launch its quickest and strongest SUV, the RS Q8, in India. The mannequin has been teased on Audi India’s social media channels and can go on sale later this month.

  • 4.0-litre, twin-turbo petrol engine makes 600hp and 800Nm 
  • 0-100kph time of three.8sec
  • More likely to price upwards of Rs 2 crore

The RS Q8 is a Q8 dialled as much as 11 

The RS Q8 is powered by a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine that produces 600hp and 800Nm. Energy is channelled to all 4 wheels by way of an 8-speed automated gearbox and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. It additionally will get a bunch of different mechanical upgrades to its brakes and suspension. Official figures put the RS Q8’s efficiency in supercar territory with a claimed 0-100kph time of three.8sec and a restricted prime velocity of 250kph (304kph with the non-obligatory dynamic bundle). The RS Q8 does uphold the claimed numbers by being the quickest SUV across the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany.  

How do you establish an RS Q8?

Exterior modifications over the usual Q8 embody a revamped ‘Singleframe’ grille and a big entrance air consumption. The efficiency SUV additionally options customized aspect sills, a bespoke downforce-generating RS roof spoiler, a rear diffuser and enormous quad exhausts. 22-inch wheels are customary, whereas 23-inchers are prone to be non-obligatory. 

Inside, the RS Q8 options bespoke Audi Sport trim, badging and digital show settings. There’s additionally leather-based and Alcantara sports activities seats, and an RS leather-covered flat-bottom steering wheel that’s a part of the bundle. Like the usual Q8, the RS Q8 will probably be absolutely customisable. 

How a lot will it price?

The Audi RS Q8 will probably be dropped at India as a full import, which implies the bottom worth will probably be simply north of Rs 2 crore (estimated, ex-showroom). When launched, the RS Q8 will probably be up in opposition to heavy hitters from inside the bigger VW household just like the Lamborghini Urus and Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

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