The 2018 Audi Sport concept made debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Since then, Audi went going all-out creating a production version of the impressive concept. We’ve already seen a number teasers and spy images but some good folks from Spain have now clicked an camouflaged test mule. This was to be expected as the SUV is nearing its official release date.
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.
Nearing production, the car has been toned down slightly. It takes some inspiration from Lamborghini’s new Urus SUV and they even share the same platform. The gaping grille, large air vents and sleek headlights will be retained upon entering production, and so will the angular rear and uber cool tailights.
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.
Entering production, the car will have an interior very similar to the new A8. Most features including the MMI infotainment system, dual touch panels and ofcourse, the Virtual Cockpit will be carried over.
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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.