source: ABT America
If it was not for the Audi RS Q8, the SQ8 would be the crowning SUV champion of the Audi fleet. But thanks to ABT Sportsline the 2023 Audi SQ8 can rival the bigger RS brother in performance and looks. From the factory the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that is powering the SQ8 is already providing a respectable 500 HP and 568 lb-ft of torque. But with the ABT Engine Control installed an exceptional gain of up to 640 hp and 626 lb-ft of torque* (based on 93 octane) can be achieved. With that the SQ8 catches up to the 2023 Q8 and 2023 RS Q8 which already received their share of extra power from ABT Sportsline.
Also available for the 2023 model year of the Audi SQ8 are several aero parts: a front lip add-on, rear skirt set with matte black 4-pipe exhaust tips, roof wing and carbon fiber fender inserts. The appropriate wheel size for an ABT modified SQ8 is either 22” or even 23”. Customers can choose between the Flowforming HR wheel design in Dark Smoke or Glossy Black finish or the popular GR wheel design, available in Glossy Black or Matt Black.
The high-quality interior of the Audi SQ8 is completed by ABT carbon fiber accents like a shift knob cover or carbon fiber coated dashboard covers and seat panels. All available ABT upgrades for the Audi Q8, SQ8 and RS Q8 can be checked out on the ABT online configurator or in the dedicated North American price lists here.
*The engine performance data is in accordance with the stipulations of EWG/80/1269. The process and dynamometer manufacturer have been certified and authorized by the vehicle manufacturer. Power increase based on 93 octane fuel.