Considering the news cycle this week, it appears that Audi Sport has been extra-busy RS-ing all of the things. Yesterday’s drop of the RS 6 Avant plus confirmation of it for the USA lit up all the phones at your friendly neighborhood Audi dealers, and now we’ve got new photos of the RS Q8 testing at Nurburgring.
Like the Audi RS 6 Avant, the RS Q8 is based on the latest evolution of the brand’s MLB component set, and in as much it is expected to share the same highly potent drivetrain as the RS 6. In the case of the RS 6 Avant, that’s a 4.0 TFSI twin turbo V8 pushing 600 hp, 590 lb-ft of torque and 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Fitted to the Q8’s body, we expect similar power and performance.
Also like the RS 6 Avant, we expect the RS Q8 is bound for America. This market loves SUVs, and the Q8 is already a solid player in that segment. Adding an RS Q8 will create the biggest and the baddest addition to the Audi Q crossover lineup.
Check out more photos below.