New Audi RS Q8 spotted: everything we know so far

July 11, 2023 by

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Audi’s alternative to the Lamborghini Urus is due for a facelift, with the fast SUV getting tweaked styling and possibly more power. Read on for all you need to know.

  • New Audi RS Q8 spotted
  • Facelifted version of Audi’s most expensive RS car
  • Tweaked exterior styling
  • More power possible
  • On sale early next year

The new Audi RS Q8 has been spotted testing, and this alternative to the BMW X6 M and Lamborghini Urus is getting some subtle styling revisions.

It may also get more power courtesy of the 4.0-litre V8 from the recently-revealed Audi RS6 Performance.

New Audi RS Q8 design

Being a mid-cycle facelift, the new Audi RS Q8 will only be getting subtle styling changes to make it look even more aggressive.

The front grille looks slightly wider than the current car’s, and it has a different honeycomb pattern. The vents in the lower bumper are new as well, and you can bet that there’s a tweaked headlight design under that wrap as well.

There’s not much to report looking at the side of the car. That camouflage lower down does suggest that there will be some new side skirts, and new alloy wheel designs are likely as well.

Looking at the rear, you still have the RS dual oval tailpipes, and the LED tail lights look like they’ve been tweaked as well. You can expect to see a new rear bumper to finish things off.

New Audi RS Q8 engine and performance

The new Audi RS Q8 will retain the same 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine as the current car, however it may get a bit more power.

Check out this in-depth review of the current Audi RS Q8…

As it stands the car has 600hp and 800Nm of torque. That’s the same as the standard Audi RS6 Avant and Audi RS7, however performance versions of these cars have recently been released with 630hp and 850Nm of torque. Expect to see similar numbers from the new RS Q8.

When will the new Audi RS Q8 go on sale?

You can expect to see the new Audi RS Q8 make its debut in early 2024, and it’ll probably be a bit more expensive than the current car.

It starts from £112,405 at the moment, so a price tag of around £120,000 wouldn’t be surprising.

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