The Audi RS Q8 is the high-performance variant of the Q8 crossover. The main differences will include enhanced exterior styling by way of new side skirts, larger intakes, restyled front grille, and a large diffuser at the rear. Drivers will also notice a stiffer suspension, more powerful brakes, and unique wheel designs.
But it’s under the hood where the most significant difference lies. The RS Q8 is expected to come powered by either a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with around 400 horsepower that also powers the Lamborghini Urus, or the V8 hybrid system with 670 hp and 626 lb-ft found in the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Audi, Lamborghini, and Porsche are owned by the Volkswagen Group. Just to compare, the regular Audi Q8 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with 335 hp and 369 lb-ft. Like most Audis, the RS Q8 will come standard with the Quattro all-wheel drive system. It’s still too early to know exact pricing, but don’t expect to see it for anything less than six figures.