VIDEO: Rory Reid Drives the Petrol-Powered Audi SQ8


In North America, the Audi SQ8 is powered by a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that runs on 91 octane unleaded. However, in the UK has only had a diesel-powered SQ8 for the past year or so, which has frustrated a lot of UK-based AUdi enthusiasts. Now, though, all of Europe is getting the same petrol-powered SQ8 as North America. In this new video from Auto Trader UK, Rory Reid takes the new SQ8 for an enthusiastic spin.


The Audi SQ8 with its 4.0 liter V8 makes 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. That helps it get from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds flat, according to its onboard lap timer in this video. More than that, Reid tested its top speed on some unrestricted Autobahn and was able to hit 165 mph, or ten mph faster than Audi’s claim.


We all know that the Audi SQ8 is fast, though. How well does it handle,

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