The 2024 Audi RS Q8 stands as the brand’s most powerful combustion car

The Audi Q8 is the representative SUV of the firm with the four rings. That means being the most luxurious, but now it also stands as the combustion vehicle most powerful of the brand. It achieves this with the launch of the sports versions and it is necessary to speak in plural because we have a Audi RS Q8 2024 and also the performance that is made with the power milestone. Both have been tuned by Audi Sport GmbH that allows them to have completely surprising features.

The first thing is to talk about the element that makes him potentially take the record. The RS Q8s mount the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that has given them so much joy. The “access” level is the 600 HP that it had already reached and which is not bad at all. However, they wanted to give a twist with the performance variant that reaches the 640 HP and 850 Nm of torqueThis model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds (two-tenths faster than the standard model) and from 0 to 200 km/h in 12.7 seconds (eight-tenths faster than the standard RS Q8).

Another novelty introduced by the new Audi RS Q8 is the Exhaust system, which is lighter and offers a sportier sound. And that as an option (standard in performance) there is an RS sports exhaust… As it could not be otherwise, the performance SUV uses the eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission and the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. That means that the power goes with a 40:60 ratio giving priority to the rear axle, but that it could deliver 70% of the torque to the front wheels or 85% to the rear wheels if necessary.

At the chassis level, it has a suspensionadaptive sports pneumatic with electronically controlled damping and specific settings for these RS. There is the option of mounting an electromechanical anti-roll stabilization system (eAWS) to improve its precision and there is also a package that improves its behavior. He RS plus dynamic package It unlocks a maximum speed of 305 km/h and adds a quattro sports differential, RS carbon-ceramic brakes and four-wheel steering; elements that are standard in the RS Q8 performance.

Aesthetics are also important in the Audi RS Q8, which are distinguished from the rest of the range through a series of specific details. We are talking about a new front splitter, additional air inlets and a honeycomb structure for its Singleframe grille. At the rear there is a more prominent diffuser that is divided and the two oval exits of the exhaust system typical of the RS. The lighting is Matrix LED as standard and offers optional laser technology. In any case, you can choose the light signature of the OLED rear lights from five options.

The setting It is another key aspect for this high-performance SUV. Therefore, three new options appear in your color palette: Sakhir Gold, Ascari Blue and Red Chilli. In addition, it features moldings in matte carbon fiber or high-gloss black for contrast. Not to mention the 22 or 23 inch wheels with different finishes, including forged ones that help reduce unsprung masses by 20 kg.

The same thing happens with the interior, since you can choose with three optional RS design packages in red, gray or blue (exclusive to the performance). In any case, we see details such as the Alcantara steering wheel or the perforated sports seats with honeycomb padding. For the decorative insertsyou can choose between matte carbon twill or gray oak wood, while the performance has diagonally brushed black aluminum or brushed matte aluminum with linear engraving.

The 2024 Audi RS Q8 is positioned at the pinnacle of SUVs and there are very few that will surpass it in terms of performance. In fact, performance has been crowned the fastest in its class on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, setting a time of 7:36.698 minutes. Its deliveries will begin soon and it is announced with a starting price of 168,335 euros and 187,615 euros for the performance variant.

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