Audi RS Q8 claims to be the fastest Nurburgring SUVNovember 6, 2019
The RS Q8 has not yet been properly introduced, but it is already setting records.
Rumors were confirmed, and with an official time of 7 minutes and 42.2 seconds, the Audi RS Q8 set a new record for production SUVs at the Nurburgring, “overthrowing” the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, which passed the Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 49.3 seconds.
It was a busy year for Audi Sport, given the release of the RS Q3, RS Q3 Sportback, RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback, but there is another flagship version of the RS Q8, which will be released in a month.
The premium sports utility vehicle will inherit the 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8 from the aforementioned super station wagon, which is 592 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque. It accelerates to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds, and its maximum speed is 306 km / h, which is not so bad considering that the RS Q8 will weigh quite a lot.
The Audi SUV will be 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.
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