There's a big step of just over £20,000 to go from the 3.0-litre TFSI-powered 507PS SQ8 to this petrol-powered RS Q8 model. The standard RS Q8 costs around £102,000, but many potential buyers will want to upgrade. Either to the 'Carbon Black' variant with its meaner look and RS sport exhaust system, which from launch was priced from around £112,500. Or possibly to the RS Q8 'Vorsprung' flagship version, which costs around £120,000. And as a variant you have to have to get four-wheel steering and the 48V anti-roll system.
Standard equipment includes RS sports seats, rear privacy glass, a multi-coloured extended LED interior lighting pack, a power-operated tailgate, Advanced Key' keyless entry and the 'Audi Virtual Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen. Plus of course there's a whole host of camera driven safety features, though plenty of additional ones also reside on the options list. Talking of options, there is of course, lots of scope to pay more. With the standard RS Q8, you can add red brake calipers and aluminium roof rails, plus a panoramic glass roof. Unless you're buying into top 'Vorsprung' specification, you'll also want to consider the 'Comfort and sound pack' which, for just over £2,000 more, adds a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system with 17 speakers and 730 watts. Plus heated front and rear outer seats, a 360-degree surround view camera and a 'Park assist' system that guides you into spaces.