Upcoming Audi RS Q8 to feature Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid firepower
That's a lot of power if the rumours are true
The new Audi Q8 hasn't even hatched properly and the Internet is already spreading rumours about an incoming full-blown Audi RS Q8 super-SUV.
The Brits say the Audi RS Q8 will rely on the same twin-turbocharged V8 that uses an electric motor as a sidekick as seen inside the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, where it produces 670 hp and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of twist.
If the Audi RS Q8 will stay between these performance coordinates, then we're looking at Audi's most potent series-produced model, one that overpowers even the R8 V10 (by 68 hp and 290 Nm/214 lb-ft).
However, the RS Q8 will most likely be a heavy car, if we take into consideration not only the hybrid powertrain but also the quattro all-wheel-drive setup, the rear-wheel steering arrangement, battery pack, air suspension and the lot, including the same type of active anti-roll bars seen on the Bentley Bentayga.
We'll get back on the topic as soon as we find out more.
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