The Audi RS Q8 is yet to go on sale but it’s already making headlines.
The Audi RS Q8 has set a new lap record of the Green Hell beating the previous best by more than 7 seconds. It completed the lap in 7 min 42.253 seconds, beating the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63S’ lap time of 7 min 49.3 seconds.
Watch Audi test driver Frank Stippler hustle the car around the twisty undulating tarmac of the Nordschleife in this on-board video:
As expected, the RS Q8 will feature a more sporty exterior. It has RS bumpers with large vents at the front and a diffuser at the rear. It is also expected to get a set of sporty alloy wheels. Powering the behemoth of an SUV is a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine, which could churn out somewhere around 592 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.
The Audi RS Q8 will make its debut on November 20 and is likely to be presented at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.