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ABT's tuned Audi RSQ8 is a 196mph SUV

Bonkers RSQ8-R will be limited to 125 examples. Enough already

Right. Let’s all agree here and now that the world doesn’t need any more tuned Audi RSQ8s. This has to be the final one. 

This is ABT’s second attempt at fettling Audi’s flagship SUV after its first try turned the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 up to 690bhp and 649lb ft of torque – an increase of 98bhp and 59lb ft on the standard car.

Now though, we’re talking 730bhp and 679lb ft of torque thanks to a new ECU and a new intercooler. Crikey.

Known as the RSQ8-R, it’ll be limited to just 125 examples and will fly on to a top speed of 196mph. As well as the power upgrade though it’ll come with a stainless-steel exhaust system, 23-inch wheels and a madcap carbon fibre aero package. On a 2.3-tonne SUV. 

There’ll be interior upgrades too that include a new steering wheel, a start-stop switch cap and a revised centre console. The price for all this? €68.137,82 including VAT (or around £61,500) EXCLUDING the £104,000 base price of a standard RSQ8. Ouch.

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