It turns out you don’t necessarily need a Lamborghini Urus in order to show the world just how dynamic and aggressive-looking your luxury SUV really is.
All it takes is the right model in the right spec and the results can be quite impressive. Take this 2020 Audi RS Q8 for example, recently on display at the carmaker’s showroom in Dresden, Germany. It’s quite clear that somebody did not shy away from adding pricey options to an already expensive vehicle.
In the United States, the 2020 Audi RS Q8 costs upwards of $114,500. The Audi Exclusive Java Green Metallic paint will set you back a €3,800 in Germany (Audi hasn’t announced pricing for exclusive colors yet), while those 23-inch Audi Sport 5-Y-spoke rotor design anthracite wheels are $1,500.
This RS Q8 also comes with Audi’s Carbon Optic package, which is another costly option at $4,500. It adds the Carbon singleframe grille, carbon front and rear bumper trim, carbon exterior side mirror housings and a carbon fiber rear lighting strip.
While we’re mostly used to seeing BMWs wear Java Green, this rather flamboyant color does sort of work on Audi’s flagship Q8, given its rawdy nature. Speaking of which, last year we saw this very same color on a 2020 Audi A7 Sportback – although it’s probably a better match for the RS Q8, seen as how the former wasn’t an Audi Sport model.
The RS Q8 is one of the hottest fast SUVs out there, powered by a 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 producing 591 HP (600 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. With a little help from Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system, the RS Q8 will, despite its size and weight, rocket itself to 60 mph (96 km/h) in a mere 3.7 seconds.