Manhart RQ 900 – The World’s Most Powerful Audi RS Q8

Not only is the Audi RS Q8 the most expensive of all the Audi Sport models, it is also the most powerful SUV to ever feature in the German automotive makers catalogue.

You’d think all the power that comes with the RS Q8 might just be enough for the average owner but for some, you can never have enough power (looking at you Clarkson). This is where companies like Manhart Performance come in for the discerning power junkie, with the German tuning company offering an insane upgrade package to the already extremely powerful SUV.

This monster is named the Manhart RQ 900 and it takes things to the next level. Firstly the 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine now delivers an absolutely massive 888 horsepower and 796 lb-ft of torque thanks to the addition of even bigger turbochargers as well as extensive modifications to the engine and transmission.

Moving onto the rest of the vehicle, Manhart have also fitted a rear silencer for purchases in Germany, but a complete exhaust modification is available for countries that aren’t so strict on the noise that cars make. As well as this, the chassis has been upgraded and makes the vehicle a full 1.2 inches lower than the stock RS Q8. The wheels have also seen an upgrade in the form of 23 inch Concave One aluminium rims, which come in either matte black or gunmetal grey, depending on what colour you order the vehicle in.

Manhart has also graced the RS Q8 with a brand new carbon body kit with extensions to the bonnet, front spoiler, side skirts, diffuser and wheel arch extensions. These make the RQ 900 a much more aggressive look but also have a more scientific purpose, by improving the vehicles aerodynamics.

The interior offers an updated and improved leather package with either golden or red accents – depending on the discerning owners preference – we’d go for red.

If you fancy getting your hands on the RQ 900, you better have very deep pockets and better act fast – Manhart are only going to built 10 units and one of them will set you back a staggering €280,000 (approx £240,000).

Best getting saving those pennies!

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