Audi is testing the high-performance crossover RS ​​Q8

Audi is testing the high-performance crossover RS ​​Q8

August 20, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The flagship crossover of Audi in the near future will be presented in its most powerful performance. In the meantime, a test prototype of the new product has been seen on the Nurburgring race track.

As mentioned earlier, the German automaker plans to introduce a total of six high-performance RS-family models by the end of this year. The approximate date of showing one of them is known – we are talking about the “hot” station wagon RS6 Avant. This car can be shown in September.

In this post we want to talk about the current flagship crossover of a prestigious company, and more precisely about its most powerful performance RSQ8. The prototype was spotted on the Nurburgring racetrack.

From the regular version of the model, the novelty is distinguished by oval tailpipes of the exhaust system. The test car received camouflage front and rear bumpers, as well as side sills.

The sound you hear is definitely not created by a diesel engine, but most likely a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, most likely with some hybrid component for an extra low boost and better fuel efficiency. Expect somewhere around 600 horsepower. According to insiders, the novelty should accelerate to 100 km / h in less than 4.8 seconds – it is during this time that the slightly less powerful version of the same crossover, which received the designation SQ8, can overcome the first 100 kph.

According to rumors, Audi will offer the RS Q8 also with a plug-in hybrid powerplant, which is likely to be borrowed from the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid – its power is 670 hp. The official presentation of the RS Q8, as well as the RS Q3, RS Q3 Sportback, RS4 Avant facelift, RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback is expected in the coming months.