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Top 5 performance cars spied in August 2018

September 04, 2018, 05:48 PM IST by Nikhil Puthran
Top 5 performance cars spied in August 2018

Performance cars have always managed to steal the breath of car enthusiasts from around the around. Back in August, we had revealed top-five performance cars which were spied testing and are due to be launched soon. Read below to find out more:

Audi RS Q8

Back in August, we had spotted the Audi RS Q8 being put through paces at the Nurburgring ahead of its debut later this year. The vehicle is believed to be powered by the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 from the Lamborghini Urus. A 650bhp output is on the cards, which could be further boosted if the carmaker decides to plonk the hybrid powertrain from Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. While the engine develops 542bhp of power and 770Nm of torque, the electric motor from the hybrid setup will deliver an additional 134bhp of power and 400Nm of torque, taking the total power output to 670bhp and 850Nm.

Audi RS Q3

Audi RSQ3 is indeed a performance version of the Q3. The vehicle was spotted on test at the Nurburgring and is expected to be positioned above the Q3. It is believed that the vehicle might get a 2.5-litre turbocharged inline-5 from the TT RS coupe and is expected to produce about 400bhp of power. 

Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

Chevrolet Corvette C8.R was spotted on test at Road America race track in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin in August. Based on the new mid-engine Corvette is expected to be offered with race-spec add-ons such as the massive wing and diffusers sticking out at the back and the racing slicks from Michelin. It is believed that the street-legal version will get three engine options and could be anywhere from a modest 45bhp to a tarmac-ripping 850bhp race car.

Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

The performance focused Mercedes-AMG GTR Roadster is expected to sprint from 0-100kmph in just about 3.6-seconds and attain a top speed of about 320kmph. The GT R Roadster is likely to be powered by the 4.0-litre turbo V8 engine that generates 585bhp and 700 Nm of torque.

Mercedes-AMG GLE63

Another one from the German car manufacturer, the AMG GLE63 has been spotted on test at Nurburgring. The vehicle is also expected to make it to the Indian market sometime soon. Under the hood, it will be powered by a downsized 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that generates over 600bhp of power. The vehicle is flanked by a new pair of headlights with two-brow LED lighting just like in the E-Class.

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