Rendering of Audi RS8 (D5) explores how it could rival Mercedes-AMG S65

Article by Christian A., on July 16, 2017

Audi A8 (D5) is the talk of the town now - from its Spiderman: Homecoming cameo, its official debut from a couple of days ago, to all the sick features it has got including the new relaxation seats and the laser lights. Now people are wondering whether the A8 will get an RS8 version. For now, we don’t think it will, but it won’t hurt to imagine one.

The first thing PeisertDesign did was to give the A8 a huge black single frame grille with honeycomb pattern on the front fascia. The bumpers on both ends were given a more aggressive style element. On the rear end is a new diffuser that gets the oval RS tailpipes. Larger, blacked out wheels replace the standard set. What completes the overall exterior are the carbon fiber roof that contrasts the green body paint, not to mention the badges on the front and the rear.

As usual, we won’t know what will be on the inside of the Audi RS8, because PeisertDesign has only rendered the exterior. And for the engine, it will probably be equipped with the a 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 developed by Porsche, or it could be a 6.0 liter that can generate 700 bhp.

Though the Audi RS8 will likely not go beyond this rendering, you can still look forward to the performance version of the 2018 A8. But there is no schedule yet of when it will be released. This is quite unusual as automakers usually take a few years before they come out with performance models, but it seems like the newly established Audi Sport division is going to be out sooner than we think.

Jan Peisert was the one who rendered the Audi RS8, a feat he completed in only a few days. He also published a video where he talks about coming very close with his A8 rendering from a couple of months ago. So, what do you guys think of Peisert’s rendering?

In other news, there have been rumours that Audi will be asking Porsche for some power, and that they might adapt the Panamera Turbo’s powertrain. This should not be a problem for Audi though as the A8 and the Panamera have the same platform anyway. But this has not been confirmed yet and we do not know how much more power it will get.

Furthermore, an S8 E-Tron might actually be on its way to replace the S8 Plus. If this happens, it will likely have Porsche’s hybrid powertrain that enables the car to produce 671 horsepower.

Source: Peisert Design

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