Audi RS Q8 RS Q8 TFSI Quattro Carbon Black Tiptronic Review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Version review

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Audi RS Q8 front cornering
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  • Audi RS Q8 Alcantara gear selector
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  • Audi RS Q8 touchscreens
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  • Audi RS Q8 front cornering
  • Audi RS Q8 rear cornering
  • Audi RS Q8 dashboard
  • Audi RS Q8 rear seats
  • Audi RS Q8 lower touchscreen
  • Audi RS Q8 Alcantara gear selector
  • Audi RS Q8 front seats
  • Audi RS Q8 touchscreens
  • Audi RS Q8 boot
  • Audi RS Q8 boot badge
  • Audi RS Q8 front cornering
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RRP£121,165
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Audi RS Q8 is an outrageously fast sports SUV that corners with composure, mostly rides well and betters its rivals for practicality. Just bear in mind that the Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupé is a bit more fun.

This trim boosts the RS Q8's already comprehensive specification with electric rear side sunblinds and rear-seat USB ports, but much of what it offers is cosmetic, including huge 23in alloy wheels, carbon fibre detailing inside and out, and leather for other interior surfaces besides the seats.

With 592bhp and 590lb ft of torque, the RSQ8 can blast from 0-62mph in 3.8sec and delivers immense overtaking power. You get a growling V8 soundtrack and a wonderfully bassy exhaust note, too, but fuel economy isn't a strong point, even when you drive gently.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH3.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

21.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

680

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

303

g/km