Trio of RS Models – 2021 RS 6 Avant, RS 7 and Audi RS Q8 – On Sale Now

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52570"] source: Audi of America High-performance RS 6 Avant capable of 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque RS 7 with lowered stance and flared wheel arches emphasize most powerful iteration of Audi Sportback design First RS-SUV from Audi in America delivers dominating performance of RS and everyday functionality of an SUV Representing the latest chapter in the highly successful history of Audi Sport, a trio of 2021 RS models a...

Audi TechFocus: Comfortable and Agile – Audi’s eAWS Technology Turns SUVs into Quick-Change Artists

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51129"] source: Audi AG System is available for four top-of-the-line models of the Q range Controllable stabilizers reduce the body’s tendency to roll High demand proves customers’ enthusiasm Nürburgring record drive underscores dynamic qualities How do you provide a large SUV with sporty road-holding properties and minimal body roll without impairing ride comfort? Audi has resolved this conflict of objectives by means of electromechanical...

Limited ABT RSQ8-R With Carbon Aero Package, Power Upgrade & More

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50482"] source: ABT America In 2021 ABT Sportsline will celebrate its 125th birthday. To increase the anticipation of the anniversary even more, there is now exactly one ABT RSQ8-R available for each of these years. This strictly limited model is the ultimate expansion stage of a vehicle that has already set a Nordschleife record for SUVs. The ABT RSQ8-R firmly establishes its special status by displaying various exterior and interior upgrades. T...

Video of the Day: Audi RS Q8 vs Audi R8 V10

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50418"] words: Bill, photo: carwow Mat is up to it again and this time, it's an Audi Sport family feud. He puts the RS Q8 up against an Audi V10. It's not a V10 plus but it's had some work on it to put out the power of a plus. How will twin turbo go against naturally aspirated? I think you may know the answer but do you? Watch the video below and see. [embed]https://youtu.be/rucp4fyIKuU[/embed]

Lumma Design Makes The RS Q8 Bolder

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48611"] words: Bill, photos: Lumma Design The arrival of the RS Q8 is exciting enough and when tuners turn their attention to it, that excitement multiplies. MANHART and Wheelsandmore revealed their version of a hot RS Q8 and now it's Lumma Design's turn. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48615"] This southern German company has fitted the RS Q8 with this rather handsome bodykit. Lumma manufactures carbon component in-house and t...

Wheelsandmore Turns Their Eye to the RS Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48120"] words: Bill, photos: Wheelsandmore  Not content with just tuning the RS 6 Avant, Wheelsandmore have turned to the RS Q8. Much like the RS 6 Avant, they offer upgrades for wheels, exhaust, and engine and air suspension software. And just like the Avant, Wheelsandmore claims 1010hp through these upgrades. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48116"] Aside from the color, the wheels grab the eye and they should since they're a ...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 4 Avant vs RS Q8 vs RS Q3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47940"] words: Bill, photo: carwow It's been awhile since we've seen Mat Watson but he's come back with a winner. Last time, he raced an Audi RS 6 Avant against an AMG E63, a BMW M5 Competition, and a Porsche Panamera. This time, he's in an RS 4 and he's challenging an RS Q8 and an RS Q3 in a drag. I know which one I would want no matter where it ends up. Watch all the fun below. [embed]https://youtu.be/AEKgLM8ZudQ[/embed]

Making of RS: How Audi Sport GMBH Shapes the Character of Its RS Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47741"] source: Audi Sport The RS models from Audi Sport GmbH are the dynamic spearheads of their respective product lines. They have a strong character that consists of distinct design differentiation, full everyday usability, effortless top performance, and a thrilling driving experience. This results from a relentless focus on minute details by the designers and development and test engineers, and it is perfected over numerous test drives a...

MANHART Adds Style and Power to the RS Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47267"] words: Bill, photos: MANHART Performance "We turn good cars into very special cars." This is what Christoph Erfurt, founder of MANHART Performance, says about his creations. Though known for their work on BMWs, they've turned to the Audi RS Q8 for their latest stunner. The RS Q8 has been the talk of the circuit after it recorded an official time of 7:42.2 around the Nurburgring, claiming fastest SUV around the 'Ring. MANHART massages the...

The All-New Audi RS Q8: The Beast Is a Beauty

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39407"] source: Audi of America, photo: Audi AG, Denis Podmarkov All-new RS Q8 first RS-SUV from Audi in America Dominating performance of an RS, everyday functionality of an SUV, and dynamic silhouette of the Audi Ur quattro Audi RS Q8 fastest production SUV to lap Nürburgring racetrack with official time of 7 minutes and 42.2 seconds Audi RS Q8 combines the genes of a high-performance RS model with the practicality of an SUV and the dynamic ...

Nordschleife Record-Holder Now Even Faster: ABT Audi RS Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43358"] source: ABT Sportsline Nordschleife record-holder now even faster ABT RS Q8 boasts 700 hp and lowering option Even experienced auto-testers are amazed at the Audi RS Q8’s agility, despite its 2.4-tonne weight. But after all, the Audi engineers have brought a whole host of refined high-tech solutions to the table – such as steering rear wheels. The standard vehicle with 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm could even claim the Nürburgring No...

A Super-Fast Family: Audi RS 6, RS 7, RS Q8 And RS 4 Receive Up To 700 HP Of ABT Power

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42564"] source: ABT Sportsline What began with the solitary Audi RS2 in 1994, and led to the first official RS 4 in 1999, has now become an entire RS family. Its youngest members include the freshly updated Audi RS 4 and the latest versions of the RS 6 and RS 7, as well as the unprecedented RS Q8. Although the stated models have only just come onto the market, appealing ABT Power Performance Upgrades* are already available for all four, and a...

The Sportiest Q: The New Audi RS Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39407"] source: Audi AG The most powerful SUV coupe from Audi Sport GmbH High performance, variability, everyday usability 441 kW (600 hp), 800 Nm (590 lb-ft), from 0 to 100 km/h (62.0 mph) in 3.8 seconds The new Audi RS Q8 (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.1 (19.4 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 277 - 276 (445.8 – 444.2 g/mi)) is the top model in the Q product line. It combines the power of an RS model with the eleganc...

All-New Audi RS Q8 Makes Global Debut At Los Angeles International Auto Show

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38674"] source: Audi of America All-new RS Q8 is the first RS-SUV from Audi in America Dominating performance of an RS, everyday functionality of an SUV, and the dynamic design of an Audi coupe Audi RS Q8 is fastest production SUV to lap Nürburgring racetrack with an official time of 7 minutes and 42.2 seconds The all-new Audi RS Q8 will make its global debut today at the 2019 Los Angeles International Auto Show. The Audi RS Q8 combines the ...

Autocar: 2020 Audi RS Q8: first ride in ‘Ring record-breaking SUV

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37613"] source: Autocar, video: Nürburgring   Editor's Note: We just ran across a YouTube video of the RS Q8 run so we've added it to the bottom of this post We ride shotgun in Audi's 592bhp super-SUV ahead of its official debut The Audi RS Q8 hasn’t been officially unveiled yet, but already it’s a record breaker. Packing 592bhp, the high-riding, high-performance flagship has smashed the SUV lap record at Germany’s fearsome Nürburgring...

Audi RS Q8 a “Cool Mule”, Testing at Nurburgring with this Livery

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 ...

Audi RS Q8 Test Mule Spied.

Man, it's got to be hard being a test mule driver at car manufacturers today. Spy photographers were just the start, because now that Instagram has happened there is a cottage industry of photographers in factory towns such as Ingolstadt who are more than happy to snap some shots and feed their Instagram account. Take for instance @_audi__pics_ and these shots of the upcoming RS Q8. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvqj6x3p_O6/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet It's not that the RS Q8 h...

Audi RS Q8. It’s Been Spied. Now, It’s Been Rendered.

There's no question the market has embraced crossovers wholeheartedly. While more traditional car enthusiasts still prefer low-slung sedans, Avants and even sports cars, sales numbers simply don't lie. Such a transition of consumer tastes means crossovers like the new Audi Q8 are critical to the well-being of the four rings brand. Not surprisingly then, Audi Sport appears to be readying an RS variant. Spy photos suggest Audi's not just considering the model. If read correctly, a bonkers f...

Is The R8 Dead in 2020?

words: Bill Cho, photos: Audi AG An upsetting report from Automobile Magazine earlier today stated that Audi will phase out the R8 in 2020 when the next generation Lamborghini Huracán arrives. The R8 e-tron and the 1,000hp Scorpion supercar are also shelved. But there is good news with talk of the range topping RS Q8 so not all is doom and gloom. Read the article Audi Sport's Near Future on automobilemag.com after the jump.