The Audi SQ8 is a combination of several vehicle classes – as such, it is an impressive sports car, coupé and SUV all in one. The SQ8 was introduced in 2019 as a TDI. Since last year, the powerful all-rounder cruises with a 4-litre V8 bi-turbo petrol engine under the hood. The series model of this spacious SUV delivers a hefty 507 HP (373 kW) with a maximum torque of 770 Nm. The SQ8 achieves 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds, almost as fast as its brother, the RSQ8, which boasts 600 HP. If the engineers at ABT Sportsline are commissioned to give the “little” brother SQ8 a performance upgrade*, it trumps its sibling in the HP stakes by 50 HP (37 kW). Thanks to the high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control, the TFSI engine delivers a sensational 650 HP (478 kW) and 850 Nm of torque! It now hits 100 km/h in an extremely rapid 3.8 seconds, with acceleration to match its big brother, the RSQ8 exactly. With its listed maximum speed of 250 km/h, the latter must admit defeat to the ABT SQ8, whose power in this category delivers 270 km/h and more than outdoes the competition.
In addition to this performance statement, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW also offers a selection of visual enhancements for the SQ8. For example, the multi-component ABT Aero Package, comprising front skirt add-on, rear skirt set and rear spoiler. With regard to rims, the Bavarians recommend their High PerformanceGR flowforming model in an appropriate 23-inch size, which is available in matt black or glossy black for the SUV. ABT Sportsline is putting together an attractive package: It comprises the Power S performance upgrade to 650 HP, the GR23 wheel set and the Aero Package for EUR 22,900 plus installation and paint costs of EUR 3,445. Prices for the ABT SQ8 as a complete vehicle start at EUR 130,795. All stated prices include VAT. For further individual tuning options for the SQ8, such as the interior, visit the ABT Configurator.
*The engine performance data is in accordance with the stipulations of EWG/80/1269. The process and dynamometer manufacturer have been certified and authorised by the vehicle manufacturer. For further details, visit www.abt-sportsline.com/performance-measurement.