The production version of the range-topping Audi Q8 SUV has been caught testing at the Nurburgring ahead of an expected debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The Audi Q8 Concept was revealed at the beginning of this year, previewing a new range-topping SUV from Audi which will sit at the top of its range alongside the S-Class challenging Audi A8.
With a debut expected at the Geneva Motor Show next year, Audi are out doing what Audi do and are blatting the production version of the Q8 round the Nurburgring and, from what we can see in the video, it isn’t going to change much from the Concept.
Despite the swirly camouflage, it looks like the big, vertical slat, eight-corner grille is still intact, the LED lights front and back appear to be present and correct, and the coupe roofline doesn’t look to have been tamed for production either.
The Audi Q8 Concept came with a plug-in hybrid powerplant pairing a 329bhp 3.0 litre TFSI with a 134bhp electric motor promising an electric range of around 37 miles (low 20s real world) and a 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds.
But that could well be improved by the time the Q8 arrives in production guise next year, and it will be joined by high-end takes on Audi’s diesel and petrol engines.
The Audi Q8 will be the next new Audi SUV to arrive, but it will be followed by the Audi Q4 and an electric SUV we thought was going to be the Q6.
Audi Q8 Spy Video