Audi RSQ8 is one special SUV and that is exactly the reason, why we decided to show it to our customers at Actinia Open 2021 Golf Tournament, together with some other Audi RS and Porsche models. The second reason is, that it will also be joining our fleet shortly, so our customers would actually get to enjoy it to it fullest, via long or short term rentals.
What are the stats of this beast? Let me start with its base which is the same, used in much more expensive, but not that much faster, Lamborghini Urus. Two cars also share virtualy the same drivetrain with 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 in its core, powering all four wheels via 8 speed tiptronic gearbox. With the help of a 48V mild hybrid system, Audi RSQ8 offers almost 600 HP and 800 Nm of torque, which is not that far of the Italian exotic. That means only 3,8 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and a limited top speed of 250 km/h.
The drivetrain is also virtualy the same as that of an Audi RS6 Avant, so it therefore offers quite similar, monumental point-to-point performance, with an SUV being just a bit slower and a bit less agile. The reason is added weight and higher center of gravity, but it is still hard to believe the performance on offer. A couple of years ago it also set a Nurburgring lap record with a time of 7:42,25, which was, at that time, more than seven seconds faster than the former record holder Mercedes-AMG GLC63.
With the sleek and elegant styling, you would be forgiven for giving it kind of a sleeper status, especially comparing it to its screaming Italian cousin. With Coupe like rear end it also rivals the new BMW X6 M and Porsche Cayenne Coupe, but to be even more competitive, Audi also gave it some new features for 2022 model year.
Audi’s fastest SUV got a few new standard driver-assistance features, including adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. The optional Executive package now includes traffic sign recognition and an Intersection Assist feature, while a new RS-Design package is available and includes carpeted floormats with the RS logo, striped seatbelts, and faux-suede Alcantara upholstery on the center console, steering wheel, and shift knob.
It sure looks like one mean SUV doesent it? If you want to know more about incoming Audi RSQ8 let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.