The Audi RS Q8 concept is set to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The concept SUV is expected to get over 600bhp and will rival the likes of the BMW X6 M and Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe when it goes into production.
Developed by Audi Sport, the performance division of Audi formerly known as quattro GmbH, the new RS Q8 SUV is expected to be powered by Audi's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.
According to Autocar, the V8 engine will be the same state of tune as in in the Audi S8 Plus where it develops 605bhp and 700Nm of torque.
The engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox which will send the power to all four wheels through Audi's all-wheel-drive system which will also feature torque vectoring.
As per the British car magazine's sources, officials at Audi Sport are hinting at a 0-100km/h sprint time of under 4 seconds and a top speed in excess of 300km/h.
This should make the RS Q8 a whole lot quicker of the line and faster than its rivals from Mercedes and BMW which do the sprint to 100km/h in 4.3 and 4.2 seconds respectively and have a top speed of 280km/h.
Audi Sport are expected to get even more aggressive with the styling of their go-faster Q8 with the front end including the huge grille and the bumper set to be changed with the structured front bumper getting a splitter element as well.
The RS Q8 concept is also set to get a more sloping roofline. The RS Q8 is also set to sit lower than the Q8 concept and will also feature larger wheels and wider tyres.
The interiors of the new SUV are set to remain the same but will get a few Audi Sport enhancements including a sportier steering wheel and trim elements.
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