In May 2012, Audi trademarked the “RS8” nameplate, verifying that the Audi A8 will get a lot more powerful variation eventually. In early 2013, Ingolstadt also verified it will launch more RS models beginning with the RS7. Fast forward to 2015 and the RS8 is still a secret, which suggests it’s about time we start hypothesizing a bit about this future sports luxury sedan. The fact that Audi has yet to validate the RS8 isn’t at all unexpected, as it is likely we will not see it in car dealerships until the next-generation A8 shows up. 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
Imagining what the 2018 Audi RS8 will look like is not extremely difficult: simply take a Prologue Concept, known to preview the next generation of big Audi sedans and include some aggressive RS elements. 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 must be sleeker than on current A8 and S8 models. Audi will likewise provide a brand-new vehicle integrated with red brake calipers for a lot more aggressive look.
2018 Audi RS8 Interior
For the interior, Audi will aim to combine luxury with an extreme sporty sensation. There will be lots of carbon-fiber and aluminum trim elements used, sports seats wrapped in black Alcantara and leather with contrasting red stitching, plus, naturally, a smattering of RS8 badges. Expect to find some cues from the Prologue Concept also, but a less futuristic dashboard and center console. Still, the constant horizontal lines are most likely to remain 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 think pretty properly on that. Presently, 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, implying that the RS8 variation needs to provide 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 inspires 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
Speaking about pricing at this point, when the 2018 Audi RS8 is still a rumor, resembles hunting 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 ought to make its debut quickly. It will show up on the market late this year or early next, as a 2018 model.