Mansory has unveiled an upgraded variant of the Audi RS Q8 and much to our surprise, it doesn’t look half bad, not something that can be said about other creations from the aftermarket tuning firm.
Mansory also tweaks the powertrain – tuning the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with a modified ECU and a high-performance exhaust system. Together, the two significantly increase the mill’s output to 780 horsepower (574 kilowatts) and 738 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque. That’s a big increase over the mill’s stock output of 591 hp (440 kW) and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque. A stock sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) takes 3.8 seconds, while the Mansory-tuned model makes a sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in 3.3 seconds. The SUV’s new top speed is 198 mph (320 kph).
The Audi RS Q8 by Mansory features revised carbon-fiber bodywork that not only tweaks the design, giving the SUV a more aggressive-looking face, but it also improves the Audi’s aerodynamics and downforce. New carbon bits include the front, rear, and side skirts. Part of Mansory’s visual upgrade is the deep black paint paired with red decorative stripes and accents. The red-and-black look continues inside, too, with red contrasting seams on all the leather. Other interior touches include a Mansory steering wheel and carbon-fiber trim.
Other modifications made include the fitment of flared wheel arches, custom 24-inch black wheels with 295/30 and 355/25 tires, distinctive side skirts, and an overhauled rear fascia that includes a bespoke roof spoiler, diffuser, quad tailpipes, and a secondary lip spoiler on the tailgate. Interior tweaks include carbon fiber accents and a Mansory steering wheel.