2018 Audi Q8 tears up the Nurburgring

2018 Audi Q8 tears up the Nurburgring

0 comments 📅07 April 2017, 19:15

Audi took to the Nürburgring to assay the upcoming Q8, showing off the attractive yet minimalist shape we’ve seen on the international auto-accompany circuit this year. One thing that’s not understated: the massive grille that’s blacked-out in these spy shots.

We watch the 2018 Q8 to go on sale about a year from now. The coupe-like styling belies a sizeable SUV, one that has space in back and is expected to seat five comfortably. Using Volkswagen Assemblage’s MLB platform, the Q8 would slot in as the sportier counterpart to the Q7, which seats seven and has a more ancestral design. The Q8 will take aim at the Mercedes GLE Coupe, BMW X6, Maserati Levante, and others.

So what longing be under the hood? Some rumors suggest the Q8 RS version will get the same corresponding-turbo V8 engine as the Lamborghini Urus (a VW Group sibling). The concept at the Detroit Auto Plain was a high-powered turbocharged plug-in hybrid, while the Geneva concept, called the Q8 Distraction, used an electric supercharger to augment its hybrid powertrain.

The vehicle on the ‘Ring looks virtually-production-ready with the roofline a little less dramatically chopped than the concepts. The burly lines and creases continue, however, and the Q8 is poised to be a head-turner when it arrives in preparation trim.


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