The Audi RS Q8 may be the company’s fastest and most powerful SUV ever, but tuners are constantly finding ways to extract even more power to give these speedy high-riding luxobarges some extra muscle. After ABT got its hands on Ingolstadt’s super SUV at the beginning of the year, it’s now Manhart’s turn to unlock the full potential of Audi’s cheaper Lamborghini Urus alternative.
“Cheaper” is perhaps a relative term since the Audi RS Q8 still costs $113,000 or $87,000 less than the raging bull on stilts. The tuners at Manhart are asking an eye-watering €280,000 for their heavily modified version and will only convert 10 units to the RQ 900 specification. In exchange, they’ll throw in a wide body kit and a vented carbon fiber hood, with more of the lightweight material on the front spoiler lip, side skirts, wheel arch extensions, and the rear diffuser.