• Audi is gearing up to introduce the facelifted RS Q8.
  • The model features updated lighting units and revised bumpers.
  • Power will likely be provided by a familiar twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8.

Audi introduced the facelifted Q8 and SQ8 last fall, and followed up with improved plug-in hybrid variants last month. Now, the company is turning its attention to the range-topping RS Q8.

Recently spied wearing a Nürburgring-inspired wrap, the facelifted crossover has a more expressive front end with a revised grille and sportier bumper. We can also see a larger intake as well as updated headlights, which now have slimmer daytime running units.

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The changes out back are similar and include updated taillights as well as a revised bumper. The latter features a new center-mounted brake light as well as two vertical accents.

Spy photographers didn’t get a look inside, but changes will likely echo those found on more mainstream variants. As a result, the crossover could have an updated digital instrument cluster and a modern infotainment system that supports third-party apps such as Spotify and Amazon Music. The RS Q8 could also have new trim and upholstery combinations.

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The current model is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that develops 591 hp (441 kW / 600 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. It’s connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard quattro all-wheel drive system. This setup enables the Audi crossover to rocket from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.8 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

There’s no word on when the facelifted RS Q8 will be unveiled but, considering it’s testing in a marketing-friendly wrap, an unveiling is likely right around the corner. Of course, it won’t be cheap as the current model starts at $125,800 before a $1,195 destination fee.

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