Drag Race: 800-HP Audi RS Q8 Vs. Stock Lamborghini Urus

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The modified RS Q8 monster also manages to destroy a Tesla Model X at the drag strip.

The Lamborghini Urus and its corporate sibling, the Audi RS Q8, are two of the most obscenely powerful SUVs on the market right now. Both super SUVs share the same chassis and 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged gasoline V8, rated at 641 hp and 627 lb-ft in the Urus and 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque in the RS Q8.

The Urus may have the power advantage, but the RS Q8 currently has the bragging rights of being the fastest SUV to ever lap the Nurburgring. It also costs nearly half as much as the Urus. If you want to give the RS Q8 more grunt to make it more evenly matched, there are plenty of aftermarket tuners that can give the performance SUV a power boost.

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To show how effective these modifications can be, DragTimes has posted a video of a heavily modified RS Q8 dueling with a stock Urus on the drag strip.

While the Urus is bone stock, the RS Q8 is fitted with a new cat-back exhaust system, downpipes, and a tweaked ECU. These modifications have boosted the output to around 800 hp at the crank. That's around 696 wheel hp and 839 lb-ft, giving the RS Q8 a huge power advantage over the Urus. In the quarter-mile drag race, the RS Q8 immediately takes the lead, but the times are closer than you might think. The RS Q8 completed the quarter-mile run in 11.566 seconds at 118.73 mph, while the Urus did it in 11.820 seconds at 115.88 mph.

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So, if you don't want to spend over $200,000 on a Urus, you might want to consider buying an RS Q8 and investing in some aftermarket parts instead as you'll still have some spare change left.

Despite having instant torque, Tesla Model X P100D is also no match for the modified RS Q8 monster, which gains a considerable lead over the electric SUV. The Model X's quarter-mile result was timed at 12.32 seconds at 99.41 mph. It got destroyed by the RS Q8, which did the quarter-mile run in 11.361 seconds at 119.68 mph. There was a problem with the Model X, however, so the times should have been a lot closer. DragTimes estimates the Model X used in the drag race has lost as much as 200-300 hp. The owner reported the performance problem but Tesla refuses to fix the issue because it doesn't guarantee any quarter-mile times under warranty.

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