Audi’s new twin-turbo petrol RS Q8 is built to excel

The leviathan 4.0 V8 Audi SUV is deeply impressive to drive, cornering like a machine far smaller in size and lighter in weight

29th December, 2019
Audi’s new twin-turbo petrol RS Q8 is built to excel
Aesthetically pleasing, the RS Q8 delivers 600 horsepower and great handling

We’ve talked before about having manufacturers preferring to offer two levels of high-performance vehicles in a particular model’s range, but when you’ve already got one 4.0-litre V8 turbocharged variant in your flagship SUV’s line-up, what can you do to surpass it?

Well, in the case of the Audi Q8, what the German company has done is to switch fuels and add in even more horsepower. The result...

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