Audi’s RS family is getting its first SUV, but before you start to worry that the automaker’s performance range is being diluted, maybe take a proper look at the 2020 RS Q8’s specifications. Based on the Q8 premium SUV, once the Audi Sport team has finished with it, the RS Q8 is a 600 hp monster. 590 pound-feet of torque is not something to argue with.
The exterior has been given the requisite body kit to distinguish the SUV from its slower brethren, along with some slick 22-inch wheels to go with the standard air suspension. Inside, there are sports seats and plenty of special detailing, together with Audi’s virtual cockpit and latest dual-touchscreen infotainment system.
Top speed is 155 mph, unless you opt for the dynamic package in which case you’re looking at a 190 mph SUV. Not bad at all. Expect it to go on sale next year as the flagship of the Q8 line-up.