Updated Audi RS Q8 Spied at Nürburgring

[gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="101776"] With the updated Q8 and SQ8 already in American dealerships, it was only a matter of time before the updated RS Q8 finally made an appearance. And though we haven't yet seen it undisguised, this liveried example not only confirms it's ready to go but also hits at a likely second run at setting a Nürburgring lap record as they did with the first RS Q8. Consider this camo more for marketing purposes than actual disguise. We note som...

Audi Club Auction Watch: 03.21.2024

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="98635"] Words: Steve Johnson Greetings and salutations Audi enthusiasts.  Thank you for checking out another edition of Auction Watch where we’ve done the internet searching for you.  We’ve checked multiple car auction sites looking for Audi models worthy of your bids.  Each Thursday we post those listings calling out a car’s highlights, and include a few pictures and a link to the listing.  Our goal is to help you find the Audi t...

2024 Audi RS Q8 – Exterior, Interior, and Performance by ABT Sportsline

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="93705"] source: ABT Sportsline As the top-of-the-line SUV from Audi, the 2024 model year RS Q8 gets the best treatment from ABT Sportsline The ABT RSQ8-S package impresses with aerodynamic parts made of visible carbon fiber that highlights the sporty character of the SUV The exterior upgrades come with a front lip with red RSQ8-S lettering, front and rear side skirt add-ons and a two-part roof spoiler. Behind the quartet of 4-inch (102 mm) end ...
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APR Exhaust System for the Audi RS Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="92502"] source: APR Our premium catback exhaust system is a full length T304 stainless steel exhaust system that's sure to turn heads! Cast flanges make a smooth transition from the factory turbo catalyst pipes into our downpipes and upgrade the size of the piping to 3". High quality brushed T304 stainless steel adorns the system with TIG welding throughout. The piping is as straight and smooth as possible, with mandrel bends and minimal mu...
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Audi Club Auction Watch: 10.19.2023

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="91889"] Words: Steve Johnson Greetings fellow Audi enthusiasts!  Do you find yourself searching through the internet’s multiple car auction sites looking for a specific model?  While it can be fun, it does consume valuable time.  So let us do some of the work for you.  Auction Watch monitors online auction sites for Audi models worthy of your bids.  Each Thursday we post those listings calling out a car’s highlights, and include a ...

ABT Sportsline: Audi RS Q8 – Make It Your Own With Exterior, Interior & Performance Upgrades

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="82396"] source: ABT America The Audi RS Q8 is the ultimate sports utility vehicle: it is powerful, luxurious, practical – and a perfect fit for an extensive upgrading done by ABT Sportsline RS Q8 owners can go all in with the ABT RSQ8-S package. First and foremost, the RSQ8-S impresses with an aerodynamics package made of visible carbon fiber that highlights the sporty character of the SUV. The exterior upgrades consist of a front lip with re...
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Video of the Day: 620hp Audi R8 V10 Performance vs Tuned 550hp Audi RS 3 vs Tuned 710hp Audi RS Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75417"] words: Bill, photo: carwow Here's Mat Watson and carwow with another Audi vs Audi...vs Audi drag race. The RS 3 and RS Q8 have been tuned to 550hp and 710hp respectively while the R8 V10 performance is stock at 620hp. So how will the Audi Sport siblings do against each other? Find out below. [embed]https://youtu.be/uohjBy_GXl0[/embed]
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Audi Club Auction Watch: 06.09.2022

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="72674"] Words: Steve Johnson Enthusiasts can and probably do spend many hours searching on-line for their favorite car or cars.  To save you time, Audi Club aims to keep its members up to date on Ingolstadt’s finest up for auction with this Auction Watch series.  We’re monitoring numerous auction sites for interesting finds and hopefully you, an Audi enthusiast, will be alerted to your dream car. There are a lot of really nice cars...

Video of the Day: Audi RS Q8 vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67811"] words: Bill, photo: carwow American brute versus German elegance...raw power versus refined power...supercharged 710hp V8 versus twin-turbo 600hp V8. Mat Watson and his Spanish cohort go head-to-head with Jeep's brawny bruiser and Audi's executive super SUV. This RS Q8 may look familiar because it took on a *stifles laughter* Dacia Duster in a previous Video of the Day. Mat takes both through the normal routine: 1/4 mile drag, a rol...
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Video of the Day: Audi RS Q8 vs Dacia Duster

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66413"] words: Bill, video: carwow Ok...this is one of the oddest comparisons we've featured on our Video of the Day series. Mat Watson from carwow pits a $143,000 Audi RS Q8 against a $25,000 Dacia Duster. Strange comparison but is it really? The Dacia had the advantage of, well, being cheap so the presenters were not afraid of damages costing too much if they wrecked it but were timid when it came to the RS Q8. The RS Q8 was also on street tir...
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ABT Sportsline: RS6-S and RSQ8-S – Aero Packages with Plenty of Carbon Fiber Parts and 690 HP

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66207"] source: ABT Sportsline North America ABT Sportsline regularly presents exciting, completely modified vehicles. In 2021, both the RSQ8-R and the "Johann Abt Signature Edition" based on the Audi RS 6, which was presented for the company's 125th anniversary, were sold out in no time at all. However, ABT fans will not have to wait too long for an exciting replacement because in mid-January 2022, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket ...
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Audi Sport GmbH Now Has Largest Product Range Ever

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61536"] source: Audi AG Delivery figures for R and RS models hit record high Systematic electrification strategy in the high-performance segment Audi Sport GmbH had an epic year in 2020, delivering more than 29,300 vehicles to customers – a new record for the high-performance carmaker. With more than 15 R and RS models currently available, it now boasts its largest product range ever. And with its RS e-tron GT, Audi Sport has als...
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Audi Announces Model Year 2022 Audi Sport Updates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60330"] source: Audi of America All-new RS design packages enhance performance attributes and underline sporty sophistication Dynamic Ride Control now available as an option on RS 6 Avant and RS 7 models Race inspired flat-bottom steering wheel now standard for RS 6 Avant and RS 7 models Audi of America today announced updates for its Audi Sport lineup for the 2022 model year, including the addition of a number of requested features customers a...
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Supercar Acceleration: ABT RSQ8-R Reaches 100 KM/H (62 MPH) in 3.4 Seconds

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57929"] source: ABT Sportsline In 2021, vehicle tuner ABT Sportsline celebrates its 125th anniversary with the RSQ8-R, one of the fastest SUVs on the market, with 740 HP (544 kW) and 920 Nm. The enormous power is mainly reflected in its phenomenal acceleration: 0-100 km/h is now achieved in just 3.4 seconds rather than 3.8 seconds. The customer vehicle, painted in San Marino Blue metallic, is one of only 125 vehicles from a special series that ha...
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Spy Photo: Lamborghini Urus EVO Facelift

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57704"] The Audi RS Q8's cousin is getting a facelift. Spied winter testing with a current Urus, you can see the changes to the front bumper with slightly different air intakes but it looks like the headlights remain the same. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57712"] If you can see past the camouflage and the exhaust plume, you can see the rear tail lights and bumper has some small changes as well. With this facelift for the Urus...
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Audi RS Q8 by Mansory

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55620"] source: Mansory Deep black paint with red decorative stripes Interior design in leather/Alcantara in black/red Power increase to 780 PS and 1,000 Nm Performance: 0-100 km/h in 3.3 s and Vmax: 320 km/h Following the presentation of the MANSORY complete conversion of an Audi RS 6 in March this year - MANSORY's debut for Audi - MANSORY is expanding its portfolio for the Audi brand to include the class of high-performance luxury SUVs and is...
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Video of the Day: Audi RS Q8 vs Lamborghini Urus and Tesla Model X P100D Ludicrous

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54688"] words: Bill, video: DragTime This is the first video I've seen of an RS Q8 drag racing and it's against a Lamborghini Urus and a Tesla Model X P100D Ludicrous. The RS Q8 has been modified by Excell and is pushing 800hp. The Urus is stock at 641hp. The Tesla Model X P100D Ludicrous has something like 778hp with dual electric motors. We've seen Teslas obliterate a lot of competitors on the strip so how will the RS Q8 fare? Watch below...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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