The Audi Q8 Sport Concept is on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. It builds upon the Audi Q8 Concept we saw earlier this year in Detroit and adds some sporting flair. The production version is scheduled for full release in 2018. Until then, we have concepts such as this to keep us interested!
The Audi Q8 Sport Concept combines a 3.0 litre TFSI six-cylinder engine with an electric hybrid system and an electric powered compressor. The Q8 Sport Concept generates 476 hp from the two powertrains together with 700 Newton meters of torque. A starter generator at the crankshaft recuperates energy.
It manages a zero to 100 km/h sprint in just 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 275 km/h. The range is a staggering 1,200 kilometers (745.6 mi). Compared with similar engines, the Audi Q8 Sport Concept uses one liter less fuel per 100 km with a reduction in CO2 emissions of 25 g/km (40.2 g/mi). The other benefit of the advanced system if that it offers delay-free acceleration to the V6 gasoline engine.
The design is imposing. Sitting 2.05 meter (6.7 ft) wide, the Audi Q8 Sport Concept’s most imposing feature is the octagonal Singleframe. It is significantly wider than any other Audi production mode with larger inlets and greater cooling. Everything else seems very similar to the Audi Q8 Concept we saw in Detroit.
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