In May 2012, Audi trademarked the “RS8” nameplate, validating that the Audi A8 will get an even more powerful variation at some time. In early 2013, Ingolstadt likewise verified it will introduce more RS models beginning with the RS7. Quick forward to 2015 and the RS8 is still a mystery, which means it’s about time we begin hypothesizing a bit about this future sports luxury sedan. That Audi has yet to verify the RS8 isn’t really at all surprising, as it is likely we won’t see it in dealerships up until the next-generation A8 gets here. With the full-size sedan set to go on sale for 2017 model year, the RS8 will not be here till the 2018 model year.
2018 Audi RS8 Exterior
Picturing what the 2018 Audi RS8 will look like is not really difficult: just take a Prologue Concept, understood to sneak peek the next generation of big Audi sedans and add in some aggressive RS aspects. Search for sporty front and rear bumpers, a high-gloss black front grille with the RS-style honeycomb structure, a new diffuser, and new exhaust outlets. The roofline should be sleeker than on current A8 and S8 models. Audi will also use a brand-new set of wheels combined with red brake calipers for an even more aggressive appearance.
2018 Audi RS8 Interior
For the interior, Audi will aim to combine high-end with an extreme stylish feeling. There will be lots of carbon-fiber and aluminum trim aspects utilized, sports seats covered in black Alcantara and leather with contrasting red stitching, plus, of course, a smattering of RS8 badges. Anticipate to discover some cues from the Prologue Concept also, however a less futuristic control panel and center console. Still, the constant horizontal lines are likely to stay to make the cabin feel wider and more spacious.
2018 Audi RS8 Engine
The engine to be utilized in the 2018 Audi RS8 is still a mystery; still, I can guess quite properly on that. Currently, the most effective A8– the S8– is powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine with an output of 520 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque, suggesting that the RS8 variation has to deliver a bit more. There’s also the possibility of Audi dropping a Bentley-sourced, twin-turbo W-12 engine under the RS8’s hood. This powerplant encourages both the Continental and the Flying Spur, generating approximately 616 horses and 590 pound-feet of twist in the 2016 Continental GT Speed.
2018 Audi RS8 Release Date and Price
Discussing prices at this point, when the 2018 Audi RS8 is still a rumor, is like hunting deer with rubber arrows, however if there’s something I ensure, is that the RS8 will end up being the most pricey vehicle in the A8 lineup. The 2018 Audi RS8 ought to make its launching soon. It will arrive on the market late this year or early next, as a 2018 model.