Ever since the concept car dropped last year, fans have been waiting impatiently for the release of the Audi Q8. The SUV that will sit atop Audi’s lineup, in terms of both luxury and performance. Not only will the Audi Q8 be slightly larger than the Q7 but it will pack A8-levels of luxury with sportier performance as well. We haven’t seen exactly what the Audi Q8 will look like, as Audi has only officially released the concept of it, but we have seen some spy photos and some new ones have surfaced, showing the Q8 driving in India wearing very little camouflage. (We don’t own the photos but they can be seen here)
In these photos, we can see almost every body line, every crease, every curve. The Q8 looks far more aggressive than the Q7, or really any SUV from Audi. It’s not just the low sloping roofline or the low ride height but all of the creases and curves make it seem sportier. At the back, it has flared rear wheel arches, which not only make it seem more muscular but also act as a bit of a throwback to the original Audi Quattro. Same with the fat C-pillar.
I don’t think there’s any debate that the Audi Q8 will be the best looking four-ringed SUV when it finally goes on sale. It has sharp lines, curvaceous hips and a roofline that shows every other coupe-like SUV how its done. It makes the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe look positively bloated. It’s also looks like what the Lamborghini Urus should have looked like.
Under the hood of the Audi Q8 will likely be the brand’s new 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8, the same one shared in the Audi A8, A7 and Porsche Panamera. There will also be a plug-in hybrid variant, which will help keep Audi’s overall emissions down. There should also be an Audi RS Q8, which will be the tippy-top of the brand’s lineup, as the Audi R8 is rumored to be dying off in 2020.