Big, wide, powerful. With the RS Q8, Audi developed its most impressive vehicle to date and positions it masterfully at the top of the RS family. The specification of the standard version is already impressive to customers for whom the driving experience is paramount: The 4.0-litre V8 TFSI engine delivers 600 hp (441 kW) and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. The maximum speed of 250 km/h can be increased at the factory to 305 km/h. For even greater driving pleasure, our engineers have developed a performance upgrade of an additional 100 hp and 80 Nm. Thanks to our high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control, the RS Q8 now delivers 700 hp (515 kW) and 880 Nm. VMAX increases to 310 or even 315 km/h are also available.
Want even more performance? In this case, we can deliver the performance upgrade ABT Power S with 740 hp (544 kW) and 920 Nm. That certainly puts a tiger in the tank of the 2.3-tonne beast.
|Series||ABT Power S||ABT Power R|
|Power||600 HP (441 kW)||700 HP (515 kW)||740 HP (544 kW)|
|Torque||800 Nm||880 Nm||920 Nm|
|0-100 km/h||3,8 sec.||3,5 sec.||3,4 sec.|
Thanks to the optional ABT exhaust system, the RS Q8 has a more charismatic voice. An electrically controlled exhaust flap on each side of the vehicle and four active pipes create a glorious resonance. Power delivery also benefits, thanks to the integrated interference pipe and reduced exhaust backpressure. It is also a feast for the eyes: The car features a quartet of 102-mm endpipes, which feature real carbon. In addition, we also supply a polished exhaust housing with embossed ABT logo and offers endpipe covers in glossy black for the rear skirt.
Furthermore, we offer a sporty finishing touch: A rear spoiler and fender inserts made of carbon fibre, which visually emphasise the dynamic performance of the vehicle perfectly.
A special SUV deserves special wheels. And you can do no wrong with the high-performance GR wheel. The 23-inch ABT High Performance GR in “glossy black” looks breathtaking and, in addition, the wheel is super-light and yet extremely smooth-running. This is due to its modern manufacturing process – flowforming technology - which allows the rim bed volume to be reduced by up to 50 percent. This facilitates thinner wall thicknesses and thus a slim design with extreme stability.
Last but not least, the ABT Level Control provides enhanced road holding. And with its electronically adjustable air suspension, the RS Q8 can be lowered to even greater effect.