In May 2012, Audi trademarked the “RS8” nameplate, validating that the Audi A8 will get a much more powerful version at some point. In early 2013, Ingolstadt likewise verified it will launch more RS models starting with the RS7. Fast forward to 2015 and the RS8 is still a mystery, which implies 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 at all surprising, as it is likely we will not see it in dealers till the next-generation A8 arrives. With the full-size sedan set to go on sale for 2017 model year, the RS8 won’t be here till the 2018 model year.
2018 Audi RS8 Exterior
Envisioning what the 2018 Audi RS8 will look like is not extremely tough: simply take a Prologue Concept, known to preview the next generation of large Audi sedans and include some aggressive RS components. Try to find stylish front and rear bumpers, a high-gloss black front grille with the RS-style honeycomb structure, a new diffuser, and brand-new exhaust outlets. The roofline should be sleeker than on present A8 and S8 models. Audi will also use a brand-new set of wheels integrated with red brake calipers for an even more aggressive appearance.
2018 Audi RS8 Interior
For the interior, Audi will aim to integrate luxury with a severe stylish feeling. There will be great deals of carbon-fiber and aluminum trim components utilized, sports seats covered in black Alcantara and leather with contrasting red stitching, plus, obviously, a smattering of RS8 badges. Expect to discover some hints from the Prologue Concept as well, however a less futuristic dashboard and center console. Still, the constant horizontal lines are most likely to stay to make the cabin feel wider and more roomy.
2018 Audi RS8 Engine
The engine to be used in the 2018 Audi RS8 is still a secret; still, I can think pretty precisely on that. Presently, the most effective A8– the S8– is powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine with an output of 520 horse power and 481 pound-feet of torque, implying that the RS8 version needs to deliver a little 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, creating up to 616 horses and 590 pound-feet of twist in the 2016 Continental GT Speed.
2018 Audi RS8 Release Date and Price
Discussing pricing at this moment, when the 2018 Audi RS8 is still a rumor, resembles hunting deer with rubber arrows, however if there’s something I ensure, is that the RS8 will end up being the most costly vehicle in the A8 lineup. The 2018 Audi RS8 ought to make its launching quickly. It will show up on the market late this year or early next, as a 2018 model.