Many people are eagerly waiting for the expected release of the new 2018 Audi RS8 on the market. Industry pundits allege that the new design of the vehicle might be borrowed from the Prologue concept and might be combined with RS design elements. In a nut shell, what we expect should include a new diffuser and exhaust outlets, RS styled honeycomb grille and a sportier bumper upfront and at the posterior end. The wheels that will ride the new vehicle are expected to come with high performance red brake callipers.
The exterior and interior of the vehicle will sure come with new design changes, and speaking of the interior of the new vehicle, it will make a bespoke combination that will combine elegance and great luxury that incorporates carbon fibre elements, sport seats, Alcantara leather and an enhanced infotainment system. Much has been hyped about the upcoming new 2018 Audi RS8, however much of the information we have is speculation on what we should expect rather than fact. However, we have created renderings of the vehicle that will enable us have a birds-view of what lays ahead.
Exterior renderings – Audi RS8 2018
Imagining what the vehicle might look at is simply mind boggling, however, if you take the Prologue concept that is well-known to preview upcoming new generation large Audi sedans, and make some aggressive RS elements add-ons, you will certainly have something to talk about.
What the combination above gives you is sporty front and rear bumpers, a new diffuser, a high-gloss black front grille with the RS-style honeycomb structure, and new exhaust outlets. The roofline of the new vehicle will be somehow sleeker than in the current S8 and A8 models.
As already mentioned above, the automakers will also provide the new vehicle with a new set of wheels adorned in red brake callipers for an even more assertive stance.
Interior Photos of the New 2018 Audi RS8
As for the interior of the new vehicle, the automobile giant is well-known for using high quality materials that rival those used in the BMW and Mercedes brands. We should expect the Audi designers to combine extreme sport feeling luxury materials that will be elegant and futuristic owing to the fact that the vehicle is slated to be released somewhere in 2017 or early 2018. There will be tons of high quality materials that will comprise of aluminium and carbon fibre trim elements, leather seats with contrast red stitching and sport seats that are wrapped in Alcantara, plus, of course, a smattering of embedded RS8 badges on the floor mats and headrests.
As mentioned, buyers should expect to find some cues from the Prologue Concept as well, but a less futuristic centre console and dashboard. Still, you should expect the horizontal lines to remain unaltered and will consequently make the cabin feel more spacious and wider. The vehicle will also come with much awaited updates especially to its infotainment system and its gadgets by the time the RS8 gets unleashed.
Engine Specs – Audi RS8 2018
The engine that will be used in the upcoming new 2018 Audi RS8 remains a mystery for now, however, from the high level industry interviews we have conducted here at ‘All About Cars’, we can be certain to a small extent that the vehicle will come with several powerful engines which we will analyse below for you. Presently, the most powerful powerplant A8 is powered by the 4L, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that cranks out a whopping 520 hp and 481 pounds of torque, meaning that the hyped RS8 will most likely surpass that figure.
That leads us to a conclusion that the automobile giant will most probably use the same engine as that found in the RS7. The RS7 makes use of the 4L twin-turbocharged V8 that yields up to 560 hp and 516 pounds of torque. The powerplant will come mated to a standard 8-speed triptronic gearbox that will send power evenly to all the four wheels thanks to the Audi’s Quattro AWD system. Another likely possibility for Audi will be to drop the Bentley sourced engine. The Bentley engine is a twin-turbocharged W12 engine, the powerplant is an inspiration to both the Flying Spur and the Continental, and generates a staggering 616 hp and 590 pounds of torque currently in the 2016 Continental GT Speed.
Price & Release Date of the New 2018 Audi RS8
Talking about the pricing details at this time would amount to unnecessary canvass. One thing is for sure though, the new vehicle will most certainly be one of the most expensive vehicles to be offered by Audi.
The release date, for obvious reasons, is not yet available too. We will be updating the post as details start streaming in in the coming months. The new 2018 Audi RS8 once unleashed will have to face off with competitors who might include the Mercedes Benz S63 and S65 AMG.