Audi introduced the “charged” Audi Q8 RSNovember 21, 2019
We already learned the specs of the new e-tron Sportback, which was Audi’s main novelty at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and now we also know that it will be joined by the high-performance RS Q8 SUV.
Audi has two world premieres at the main auto show in California. One of them is the new Audi RS Q8, which is an SUV with a 4.0-liter V8 TFSI with two turbines with cylinder shut-off technology and a soft hybrid drive based on a 48-volt starter generator. The total power of the power plant is 592 hp, and the torque is a record 800 Nm
Thanks to the alternator alternator starter, the RS Q8 can recover up to 12 kW of power from its lithium-ion battery. As a result, it can travel up to 40 seconds with the engine turned off at a speed of 55-159 km / h.
The Audi SUV is equipped with air suspension and anti-roll bars from the SQ8, released earlier this year with a diesel engine in Europe. Wheels up to 23 inches in size will be available with 295/35 ZR23 Pirelli P Zero tires, as well as a rear differential with vector torque and full control.
Audi Sport will equip the RS Q8 with a reinforced suspension to make it more maneuverable when cornering. Spy photos have already shown that style changes will be minor compared to smaller versions of the Q8, including an inconspicuous body kit and typical oval exhausts. In addition, a carbon fiber trim will be present around the slightly updated radiator grill, while the RS version will be equipped with a sports diffuser at the rear.
Inside, the driver’s display has several RS-specific screens and several other pleasant little things designed for convenience. As Audi confirms the November debut for the RS Q8, we can see the fastest SUV ever made by the company at the Los Angeles Auto Show this afternoon.
In the brand’s homeland – in Germany – and in several other European countries, model sales will start in the first quarter of 2020.
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