After launching the RS 7 earlier this year, Audi continues its portfolio expansion in India with the release of the RS Q8 for Rs 2.07 crore.

Audi launched the Q8 earlier this year, and they promised that the highly-awaited RS version was on the way. Well, that day is finally here. The RS Q8 comes packed with a 4.0L TFSI Twin Turbo petrol engine that churns out 600 hp and 800 Nm of torque. Performance is further enhanced thanks to a mild-hybrid system in place with a 48-volt main on-board electrical system. The combined power allows the RS Q8 to touch 100 kmph in just 3.8 seconds.

Another feather in the RS Q8’s cap is that is holds the record of being the fastest production SUV around Nordschleife with a lap time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds.

 

 

On the exteriors, the RS Q8 undergoes the RS-treatment to make it look like a sporty cousin which includes additions like the RS spoiler and 23-inch diamond-turned alloy wheels.

You also get a panoramic sunroof, Head-up display, Matrix LED headlights, RS Sports exhaust, a B&O Advanced Sound system with 3D sound.

 

 

Commenting on the launch, Audi India head, Balbir Singh Dhillon, said, “It’s an all-in-one model that is at home in the rough as it is on the racetrack… We are confident that the Audi RS Q8 will have a magnetic pull for luxury sports cars aficionados.”

Audi’s sporty, aggressive SUV plans to scare away its competition, but only time will tell.