As with all the latest RS models we’ve seen so far, the RS Q8 too adopts the new RS design language which makes the buyers wonder if they should go for this instead of the Urus. The example here rides on massive 23-inch wheels shod with 295/35 tyres.
The interiors too have been equally spiced up with generous usage of Alcantara and carbon accents. Special RS displays in the Audi virtual cockpit and MMI provide various information such as output, g-forces, lap times, temperature, torque and tire pressure. The shift light display prompts the driver to upshift when the rev limit is reached. The optional head-up display also offers several RS-specific graphics.
The RS-specific modes RS1 and RS2 are present here too; they can be activated directly via the RS-Mode button on the steering wheel. The 4.0-litre biturbo V8 petrol engine puts out 441 kW (600 hp) and 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft) of torque, which is 50 hp and 50 Nm less than the Urus. A 0-100 km/h (62.1 mph) acceleration is claimed to happen in 3.8 seconds.
Power is sent to all four wheels via 8-speed Tiptronic transmission. There’s also the quattro sport rear differential to distribute drive torque between the rear wheels as required.
Other technology includes adaptive air suspension with RS-specific damper tuning, electromechanical active roll stabilization (EAWS), and all-wheel steering.
The top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155.3 mph). However, when equipped with the RS ceramic brakes, the RS Q8 can do 305 km/h (189.5 mph). The RS Q8 holds an official Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 42.2 seconds.
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