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The Audi RS Q8 is the top of the line vehicle from Audi in the Q family. The Q8 is based on the Q7 platform but has a coupe-like silhouette with a cropped roof, rear hatch, and sleeker lines. The RS Q8 takes all of these elements and makes them more assertive and sporty. With much bigger air intakes, standard 22-inch or optional 23-inch wheels, big oval exhaust tips, and ceramic brakes, this RS Q8 looks the part.

Under the hood is a twin-turbo 4.0L V8 with 600hp and 590lb.-ft. of torque. The RS Q8 uses a 
tiptronic 8-speed transmission with AWD, dynamic chassis control, air suspension, and active rear steering. It isn't just meant to go flat-out--it is designed to be a great everyday commuter car but with the touch of a button release the potent 600hp engine.