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Daniel Fowler
August 8, 2020

The RS Q8 will be launched this month and you can already book one online by paying a Rs 15 lakh booking amount.

As the name suggests, the RS Q8 is the performance version of the Q8 which was launched earlier this year. The fastest series production SUV around the Nürburgring, the Audi RS Q8 is the ultimate high-performance machine that boasts outstanding performance, unrestricted everyday usability and a vast customization menu with regard to design and drive. Once launched, it will take on rivals like Porsche Cayenne, BMW X6 M, and Lamborghini Urus.

The RS Q8 will be the fourth Audi to be launched in the year after the Q8, A8L, and RS7. With its twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, the Audi RS Q8 combines the power of an RS model with the elegance of a premium coupe and the flexibility of an SUV. Dhillon added, "This is a great time for Audi India, our cars are reaching Indian roads very fast". The RS Q8 will make its India debut later this month at an expected price of around Rs 2 crore. "This is our fifth product in 10 months and I am happy that the Q model to be launched in a few months".

The highlight of this performance-SUV is obviously, the powertrain. It can reach an electronically limited top speed of 305kmph. The vehicle can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. The RS Q8 clocked a 7 minute 49.3 second lap time to set the record. Transmission duties are managed by an eight-speed Tiptronic auto unit.

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Based on the standard Q8 SUV, the RS-spec model additionally features a new single-frame grille kitted with a 3D honeycomb mesh, Manhattan grey sills, RS roof edge spoiler, RS rear skirt, and RS-specific oval exhaust pipes. The efficiency coupe-SUV rides on 22-inch alloy wheels, whereas prospects will even have the choice to improve to 23-inch models.

Inside, there's a heated steering wheel, heated front seats and a four-zone climate control system.

The company explains that the vehicle has more range through optimized drive system hardware and software adjustments.

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