Hot Audi SQ8 fiercely growls at the NurburgringJuly 16, 2018
Judging by the recently published video, two copies of the Audi SQ8 – a high-performance modification of the full-size crossover – were simultaneously tested on the German Nürburgring race track. It is expected that the presentation of the Audi SQ8 will be held this fall, possibly at the Paris Motor Show in October. Sales in Europe may begin in August.
Thanks to journalists who apparently never leave their post on the Nürburgring track, we get a fantastic opportunity to see and hear how the test prototype of the charged crossover passes a circle by circle. It is noteworthy that at the early stage of the test runs for SQ8, Audi engineers did not even bother to hide the appearance of the crossover.
Compared with the standard performance of the brand-new Q8, the version with the S index gets wider air intake openings and a powerful front splitter.
You can see that the car was slightly lower to the ground – an understated suspension. Yes, in this case all off-road potential is lost, but hardly such cars are taken for hunting and fishing. There were also other tips of the exhaust system.
It is already known that the company Audi intends to offer a high-performance crossover SQ8 with diesel and gasoline power units. The gasoline engine can be a 3.0-liter V6 with a power of 470 horsepower with a hybrid motor, and as a diesel analogue, you can expect the same engine that is located and the British Bentley Bentayga – this is a 4.0-liter V8 with a capacity of 429 hp.
Customers who are looking for even more power will be able to wait for the most powerful version of the RS Q8 to come out. It is reported that he will receive a hybrid 4.0-liter V8 with Biturbo from the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which produces a maximum of 680 hp power and 849 Nm torque.
Standard Q8 will go on sale in Europe in August 2018. A stylish SUV will be available with a V6 diesel engine with a power of 282 hp or gasoline power plant in volume of 3,0 l and capacity of 340 hp. In autumn, another diesel will be presented.
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