• Harry Smith

The all-new SUV coupe, the Audi RS Q8, and the honed new looking Audi R8 make UAE debut

Al Nabooda Automobiles brings two of the most eagerly awaited Audi models to the UAE: the all-new and first-ever SUV coupe, the Audi RS Q8, and the honed new looking Audi R8. The two models embody high performance, sophisticated technology and striking looks.

The Audi RS Q8 is the latest addition the RS range and the top model in the Q product line. The initials RS are taken from the german word RennSport, which translates to “racing sport” in English. With 600 hp and 800NM the 4.0 liter 8 engine of the large SUV coupe accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds.

Its 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 ignition sequence gives the 4.0 liter TFSI a sportily and voluminous sound. As it is typical for the RS models, the dual exhaust system features an impressive oval tailpipe on each side.

The adaptive air suspension sport with controlled damping means the new RS Q8 is equally at home on the racetrack or an offroad trail. With variable ground clearance, short overhangs, quattro permanent all-wheel drive and hill descent control, the new Audi RS Q8 can carry on calmly and confidently when paved roads end.

“Born on the track, built for the road” no other automobile is closer to motor racing than the Audi R8. Al Nabooda Automobiles brings the new 5.2 liter Audi R8 in the rear-wheel drive option, that allows the driver to experience performance from a different perspective: the pure rear-wheel drive with passive differential lock and the specially adapted RWD sports suspension bring power back to the road with a sporty and confident attitude.

The almost identical engine technology of the V10 engine in the R8 LMS GT3 and R8 LMS GT4 is put to good use on the racetrack. The 540 bhp accelerate the new R8 from 0 – 100 in only 3.5 seconds. Al Nabooda Automobiles equipped the new sportscar with ultralight 20-inch fully milled wheels in five-V dynamic design.

The honed character of the new R8 becomes clear visually. The Singleframe radiator grille has a wider and flatter line. Thick bars divide up the large air inlets. Two new colours have been added to the paint range: Kemora Gray and Ascari Blue.

The RS Q8 luxury edition costs AED 735,000 and the Audi R8 RWD AED 567,000.

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