In May 2012, Audi trademarked the “RS8” nameplate, validating that the Audi A8 will get a much more effective version at some time. In early 2013, Ingolstadt also confirmed it will launch more RS models beginning with the RS7. Quick forward to 2015 and the RS8 is still a mystery, which implies it’s about time we begin speculating a bit about this future sports luxury sedan. The fact that Audi has yet to validate the RS8 isn’t at all surprising, as it is most likely we will not see it in dealerships till the next-generation A8 shows up. 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
Imagining exactly what the 2018 Audi RS8 will look like is not very tough: just take a Prologue Concept, known to preview the next generation of large 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 ought to be sleeker than on present A8 and S8 models. Audi will also use a brand-new car integrated with red brake calipers for an even more aggressive look.
2018 Audi RS8 Interior
For the interior, Audi will attempt to combine high-end with an extreme stylish feeling. There will be lots of carbon-fiber and aluminum trim aspects utilized, sports seats wrapped in black Alcantara and leather with contrasting red stitching, plus, obviously, a smattering of RS8 badges. Expect to find some cues from the Prologue Concept too, however a less futuristic dashboard and center console. Still, the continuous horizontal lines are most likely to stay to make the cabin feel larger and more roomy.
2018 Audi RS8 Engine
The engine to be utilized in the 2018 Audi RS8 is still a secret; still, I can think quite properly on that. Currently, the most powerful 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, indicating that the RS8 variation 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 inspires both the Continental and the Flying Spur, generating up to 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 moment, when the 2018 Audi RS8 is still a report, resembles searching deer with rubber arrows, however if there’s something I am sure of, is that the RS8 will end up being the most costly vehicle in the A8 lineup. The 2018 Audi RS8 must make its debut soon. It will show up on the market late this year or early next, as a 2018 model.