ABT Sportsline has released a preview of its new Audi Q8-based project (the firm’s first attempt at the coupé-styled crossover shown in November 2018?). The updated ABT Q8 features a revised aerodynamics package and, of course, added muscle.
The aerodynamic upgrades include a front fender with air inlet panels, rear skirt with fins and a rear wing. These items, including ABT’s emblem, are all available in a gloss black hue.
The 50 TDI derivative of Ingolstadt’s flagship SUV is once again equipped with the German tuner’s “Power” performance package and engine control unit, which increases the 3,0-litre V6 turbodiesel’s original 210 kW and 600 N.m outputs to 243 kW and 650 N.m, respectively. This model, however, has been fitted with “Level Control”, which enables the Q8’s standard air suspension to be lowered further.
This model rides on ABT’s 22-inch Sport GR wheels, which can be specified in either matte or gloss black with a diamond-coated surface or diamond-turned rim flange, respectively. However, the Kempten-based tuner says a surprise in the form of “bespoke 23-inch alloys” will be unveiled when ABT Q8 makes its official debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.