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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...