The 2018 Audi Sport concept has made debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It is a sportier version of the upcoming new Q8 SUV and is likely to get a hybrid powertrain.
Here are more details of the car:
2018 Audi Q8 Sport Exterior
Audi’s new Q8 and Q8 sport are the most luxurious in the ‘Q’ family. This particular Q8 Sport version is a definite eye turner, especially with that new front fascia.
Audi has completely restyled the Q8’s front (from existing cars) to give it a futuristic design. The signature large grille can be seen along with sporty headlamps with digital Matrix laser technology and imposing air intakes. Sides are typically Audi, and gets large wheels, wide wheel arches and doors that open via touch sensors.
At the rear, the new Audi Q sport gets a very distinctive LED strip that runs throughout its length, that acts as both tail and brake lights. The Audi logo is positioned below it and a peculiarly shaped roof spoiler can also be seen.
2018 Audi Q8 Sport Interior
The interior gets a dual tone shade and is built up in very premium materials. The seats are unique (made with Nappa and Nubuk leather), and High gloss carbon and aluminium highlights the doors and other panels.
The car’s center console is designed to look like the stern of a boat, and a ‘black panel’ display highlights the dashboard. Audi Virtual cockpit controls all kinds of information about the car.
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2018 Audi Q8 Sport Engine, performance and Specs
Powering the new Q8 sport is a hybrid powertrain (3.0 litre TFSI six-cylinder engine+ 17.9 kWh lithium ion battery) producing combined figures of 476 hp and 700 Nm (516 lb/ft ) of Torque. A starter generator can recuperate electric energy while the electric motor also helps in delay-free acceleration.
Transmission duties are done by an 8 speed Tiptronic transmission and the car gets shift by wire lever. Range of the car is 1,200 kilometers (745.6 mi).
|Top Speed||275 km/h (180 mph)|
2018 Audi Q8 Sport Release date and price
A full production version of the Q8 sport comes out in 2018 and the car will be made at Volkswagen’s Bratislava plant in Slovakia. Price is expected to be £60,000 in the UK. The car is also expected to be launched in India, as a luxury model.