Ladies and gentlemen, you are not looking into any kind Q8, but into the very topping option. Yes, the prototype is actually the vanilla V8 powered SUV which is going to be introduced sometime next year as the 2020 Audi Q8 RS.
The high-performance SUV will use an amazing 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine. It’s not familiar how many ponies will be under the hood, though according to the newest reports, the unit will be able to deliver 650 horsepower or even more. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive will be standard here, while we also expect adaptive air suspension available or something even smarter from the dampers. Some reports claim that the 2020 Q8 RS will use combine the V8 with an electric motor. The unit will reportedly deliver exactly 680 horsepower.
The hot vehicle hosts some giveaways even now. Compared to the regular model, the 2020 Audi Q8 RS features a totally new front bumper with additional air intakes. In the rear, the SUV will use different, a pair oval exhaust tips, and this is everything at the moment. Of course, the production version gets special, larger wheels with better brakes, which will be coupled with special performance tires. In addition, since we are talking about the high-performance model, it will definitely be closer to the ground.
Inside, the vanilla Q8 will have a pair of touchscreens on the center stack and fully-digital instrument cluster. The German car manufacturer will probably add some RS cues such as special sports seats, some RS-badged floor mats, and perhaps contrasting stitching leather treatment or even some carbon fiber details.
The future Audi Q8 RS will attack the territory that current share the BMW X6 M, Range Rover Sport SVR Mercedes-AMG GLE63, and Lamborghini Urus.