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Audi RS8 - Will we ever see an ultimate performance version of the A8?

Asked by Riley

Does Audi plan to build an RS8? They seem to make RS versions of everything else.

Answered by CarsGuide

21 Apr 2021 Byron Mathioudakis

(They did do this)

While a one-off RS8 prototype of the previous-generation (D4 series) A8 was created in 2013, it never went into production, as we understand there just wasn't enough demand for that sort of high-performance internal-combustion engined limousine.

Tesla's successful Model S, on the other hand, has demonstrated the viability of an electrically powered large-sedan flagship, and so with Audi going down that path with the help of Porsche with its e-tron GT series, it is unlikely that we will see anything racier than an S8.

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