Manhart turns Audi RS Q8 into a 918-horsepower monster


The German studio Manhart Performance has “pumped” the sports crossover Audi RS Q8. The novelty has received an aggressive design and a 918-horsepower forced engine.

This was reported by the press service of the manufacturer. The Audi RS Q8 is the flagship of the Ingolstadt-based crossover family. But there will always be people for whom even the top-end version of the stock car will not seem powerful and dynamic enough. For such customers, Manhart Performance has prepared their own version, designated RQ 900.

The novelty was announced a year ago, but only now the car has taken on real forms. The stock 4-liter twin-turbo V8 has undergone significant upgrades, bringing its output from 600 hp. increased to 918, and the torque increased from 800 to 1180 Nm. That’s more than any other car of this model from Mansory, ABT Sportsline, or MTM. The only one to whom the novelty loses in terms of its performance is the brainchild of Wheelsandmore, which has 1009 hp in its arsenal. and 1250 Nm.

A significant increase in power was achieved due to a set of measures, including the installation of its own engine control unit, an Eventuri carbon intake manifold, a more efficient intercooler, a new set of turbines and sports exhaust pipes with a special catalyst. The increase in engine recoil also required a readjustment of the automatic transmission. The company does not report the speed and dynamic parameters of the RQ 900, but they will definitely be better than the stock model, which accelerates to the first “hundred” in 3.8 seconds and is capable of reaching a speed of 305 km / h.

Externally, the RQ 900 looks very aggressive thanks to a new aerodynamic body kit, wide fenders, a front splitter, dual rear wing and an impressive diffuser. The body was adorned with gold decorative elements, and two pairs of carbon-fiber exhaust pipes with a diameter of 100 mm each appeared at the rear.

Oversized 24-inch Manhart “Classic line” rims in matt black with gold-tone accents. They are wrapped in low-profile, high-speed tires measuring 295/30 at the front and 355/25 at the rear. The standard air suspension can be lowered by 30-40 mm. As an option, upgraded brakes can be ordered instead of the stock Audi Sport carbon ceramic.

In the interior, the creators also used a combination of black and gold colors. Black leather and alcantara are used for finishing with contrasting gold accents and decorative elements instead of the usual chrome and polished aluminum.

With their own Audi RS Q8, a customer can upgrade to a Manhart RQ 900 for a modest $ 79,989 excluding taxes.