Record for the RS Q8 performance on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

[source: Audi AG]

The new RS Q8 performance has been awarded the title of the fastest SUV on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife at its market launch. Racing and development driver Frank Stippler completed the 20.832-kilometer track in the Eifel in just 7:36.698 minutes. That is more than two seconds faster than the previous fastest vehicle in the SUV class, off-road vehicles, vans, and pick-ups, and almost six seconds faster than the RS Q8 before the product upgrade.

The increase in power to 471 kW (640 hp) and 850 Nm of torque (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 13.4-12.8; combined CO2emissions in g/km: 304-291; CO2 class: G) as well as the outstanding chassis components – consisting of the adaptive air suspension sport with controlled damping and RS-specific tuning, the electromechanical active roll stabilization (eAWS), the all-wheel steering and the quattro sport differential – were largely responsible for the lap time.

“The RS Q8performance1 owes its new lap record on the Nordschleife not only to the perfect interplay between the V8 engine and suspension components, but also to the passion of the Audi Sport GmbH team for absolute performance. It also offers first-class suitability for everyday use,” says Rolf Michl, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH.

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