SAN DIEGO—The 2020 Audi SQ8 hit showrooms earlier this year, and it quickly became known as the discount Lamborghini Urus. There is no shame in that sentiment, as the 2020 Audi SQ8 belongs to the same corporate family and its automotive attack plan that also includes Porsche and Bentley. In fact, since everything we do now requires calculated planning, this test drive of the 2020 Audi SQ8 motivated me to hunt for outdoor dining in San Diego’s delightful climate.
2020 Audi SQ8 Test: Powertrain and Exterior Color Options
A new member of the performance SUV “coupe” segment, the 2020 Audi SQ8 is powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 producing 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. The twin-turbo V-8 sends power to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, and Audi says the SQ8 has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph,