The 2021 Audi RS Q8 SUV comes in a sole well-equipped trim priced at $114,500. For this, you get a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 making 591 hp with all its power going to the Quattro system with the help of the 8-speed transmission. This allows the SUV to do the 0-60 sprint in 3.7 seconds.
The interior of the Audi RS Q8 comes with many comforts like power-adjustable seats with heating and ventilation and also includes the option of massage function along with the Audi's famous MMI system. That said, the RS Q8 competes with the Jaguar F-Pace, Porche Cayenne Turbo and the BMW X6 M.
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"With a whopping 591 horsepower under the hood, the 2021 Audi RS Q8 is the ultimate Audi SUV" - Car And Driver
The 2021 Audi RS Q8 SUV is priced at an MSRP of $114,500, for that comes with a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 which makes 591 hp. The power is managed by an 8-speed transmission which feeds the famous Quattro AWD system, which allows the SUV to do the 0-60 sprint in 3.7 seconds.
The interior of the 2021 Audi RS Q8 comes with an ample amount of luxuries like premium leather, four-zone automatic climate control, the Audi MMI system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard. Safety features include lane departure warning, Audi parking system, electronic stability control, ABS and comes with option to get additional driver aids added to the vehicle.
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2021 Audi RS Q8 Pricing and Features
The 2021 Audi RS Q8 SUV comes in a single trim priced at an MSRP of $114,500. This gets you a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 making 591 hp and all of that goes to the Quattro AWD system. Thanks to the RS tuning this SUV is quite the performer in most situations.
The 2021 Audi RS Q8 SUV comes with many optional packages and stand-alone options to choose from. These include - the Black Optic Package ($3,250), the Carbon Optic Package ($4,500), Ceramic brake package ($8,500), Executive package ($2,000), Driver assistance package ($1,175), and a few more
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S specific quad tailpipes
S sporty front and rear bumpers
Auto-dimming frameless rearview mirror
LED HD Matrix headlights with DRLs
Rain and light sensors
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Hill descent control, Hill hold assist
Predictive pedestrian protection
A dual touchscreen infotainment setup
MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch and Audi connect
At an MSRP of $114,500, We recommend buying the 2021 Audi RS Q8, as to the build we recommend getting the Black Optics package ($3,250), the Carbon Ceramic Brake package in Gray, Towing package ($750) which allows you to have a towing capacity up to 7,700 pounds and the Driver's Assistance package ($1,750).
"Following the guidelines established by other crossover 'coupes,' the Q8 provides high-riding capability with sporty driving responses" - Car And Driver
The 2021 Audi RS Q8 is powered by a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 which makes 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. The same engine is found in the Audi RS 6 with the same power numbers. The engine is paired to an 8-speed ZF transmission which directs all the power to the Quattro AWD system.
The 2021 Audi RS Q8 does the 0-60 sprint in 3.7 seconds which is 0.1 seconds faster than the Jaguar F-Pace SVR and the BMW X6 M, and 0.2 seconds faster than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The 2021 RS Q8 does the standing quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds and comes with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
The interior of the 2021 Audi RS Q8 can seat 5 occupants comfortably. The front row seats are heated and ventilated 8-way power-adjustable sports seats featuring leather upholstery in black and come with contrast stitching. the rest of the interior also features soft-to-touch leather on the surfaces. For additional comfort, there is a 4-zone automatic climate control system.
There are two interior packages - luxury package ($3,150) which adds leather to the upper door armrests and center console along with front massage seat function. The next is the executive package ($2,000) which adds heating to the back row among other features. The 2021 RS Q8 comes with a cargo capacity of 30.5 cu.ft. which is more than the BMW X6 M and Porsche Cayenne Turbo, but 3.0 cu.ft. less than the Jaguar F-Pace SVR.
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Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)
The 2021 Audi RS Q8 comes with a 10.1-inch and an 8.6-inch dual touchscreen running on Audi's latest MMI interface. The upper screen controls all infotainment functions and the lower screen is meant mostly for car functions like climate control. There is the Virtual Cockpit, Audi's instrument cluster behind the steering wheel.
The infotainment unit comes with the features of navigation with real-time traffic display, wireless phone charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio (3-month all-access subscription), Audi Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound system. If that is not enough speakers for $4,900 a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system is available.
"It makes an intimidating impression in the rear-view mirror, but until you see the honeycomb detailing, it just looks like a giant black hole at the front of the car." - MotorTrend
The 2021 Audi RS Q8 has an aggressive yet toned-down look. Consider the Audi RS Q8 as a Lamborghini Urus that has a bit less going on, it comes with the RS parts like a front lip spoiler, rear roof spoiler, honeycomb grille, bumpers, side sills, diffuser which is positioned between dual exhaust tips. The exterior is completed with a set of 22-inch 10-V-spoke star wheels
There are exterior option packs like the Black Optic package ($3,250) which adds 23-inch 5-spoke rotor design wheels with summer performance tires, sport exhaust system, black exterior accents. Then is the Carbon Optic Package ($4,500) which adds the same in carbon fibre, and will also add black optic package.
Even though the 2021 Audi RS Q8 has not completed testing by the NHTSA, but has not been tested by IIHS. However, the Audi Q8 which the car is based on is tested and has an overall 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA and a top safety pick from the IIHS.
The 2021 Audi RS Q8 comes with many safety features these include electronic stability control with offroad mode, secondary collision brake assists, ABS with electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD) and brake assist, rearview camera, tire-pressure monitoring system, and the optional driver-assist package ($1,750) and night vision assistant ($2,250).
The JLR's special vehicles operation division has always done a marvelous job in bringing out a meaner version of a standard car. The F-Pace is no exception, the SVR is an exhilarating SUV. The glorious exhaust note form the supercharged V8 is the best in the business. Also, a 575 hp SUV may seem a bit absurd but let's face it that's how the world is these days. There is no too much of anything in the world as we speak.
2021 Audi RS Q8 vs 2021 BMW X6 M
The BMW X6 M is the high-performance version of the X6. It comes with a 600 hp 4.4.L V8 which is just a hoot of an engine. Although this is a 5000 pound SUV, it is much less of a pain in the bends as compared to the Jaguar F-pace SVR. We definitely like the design of the RS Q8 to that of the X6 M which looks like a BMW X5 with a chopped rear. That said, the BMW has the most power and is definitely the nippiest one here which makes it irresistible.
2021 Audi RS Q8 vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
The Porsche Cayenne turbo shares the underpinnings with the Audi Q8. Although it is from the same parent company, both have totally different personas. The Porsche Cayenne is not the most powerful nor is it the fastest, but it has the distinct Porsche DNA that is missing in the rest of the cars here. Dynamically the Porsche feels more nimble and agile than the Audi which in turn makes it a better alternative if you intend on throwing your car around a track often.
The Audi RS Q8 is the most powerful SUV in Audi's lineup and borrows a few parts from Lamborghini Urus and Audi RS6 and comes with the best of features Audi has to offer, making it a better option than its competition.
Pros - A parking sensor and a rear camera are the most important in a big truck like this.
Cons - Costly trim,mediocre engine performance,
Once you get over the ride quality, It's fine. 4.0-liter eight-cylinder engine with 591 Horses. A fabulous piece of engineering. Agile handling, suspension is light and soft, steering wheel is light even during parking, but in the sports mode it is a bit heavy which is good. 22" 10-spoke star design wheels, RS-specific front and rear fascia RS-tuned adaptive air suspension for the best ride quality. Design is not bad but surely not the strength of this car. Night vision assistant with large animal and pedestrian detection. Highly reliable. I am very satisfied with the price I paid as it has met my expectations. Wonderful experience