The Nürburgring sits a stone's throw outside Köln, Germany. This demanding track is the gold standard when you're judging a high-performance vehicle, and the 2021 Audi RS Q8 passed with flying colors; its 7:42.253 lap time is the SUV record for the track. That gives you a good idea of what you're dealing with, and why you may want to set your GPS for Keyes Audi.

2021 Audi RS Q8 Details

The Audi RS Q8 shares its platform with the 2021 Audi Q8, and shares some things in common (including a practical 30.5 to 60.7 cubic feet of cargo volume).

But both SUVs diverge sharply in some important ways as well. Not least of these is the powerplant, a 590 horsepower engine backed by 590 lb.-ft. of torque routed to standard quattro® AWD. That leads to a 3.7-second time from zero to sixty miles per hour, and a top speed that is electronically limited to 190 miles per hour (please drive responsibly).

The exterior design is decidedly more muscular, with a wider track width set off by high-performance tires. As you can imagine, all that extra power also calls for significant upgrades like ceramic brakes, active roll stabilization, and a quattro® sport rear differential.

2021 Audi RS Q8 Safety and Special Features

Besides sheer power, the 2021 Audi RS Q8 has another advantage over its sibling: the standard equipment list is much longer. To wit, heated and ventilated S Sport front seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment, 40/20/40 split reclining rear seats, and a Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System.

But that's hardly all. While safe driving is always a must, a little assist never hurt. And the driver assist aids here are extensive, with Audi pre sense® basic, rear, and front, Audi drive select®, and a top-view camera system with a 360-degree view all standard. Your Audi dealer serving Los Angeles will show you many more great features, from smartphone mirroring to the wireless charging and signal boost of Audi phone box, as well.

Buying a 2021 Audi RS Q8

New Audi models provide plenty of luxury and performance, but few do it quite like the Audi RS Q8. Those who expect more from their drive will find it in this SUV, and the experience at Keyes Audi.