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The Audi Q8 e-tron is the German automaker’s range-topping SUV, it’s the culmination of all the best things the company can create. Besides the powerplant, the car is in every way besides the aesthetics a Lamborghini Urus which is why it appeals to the people with the funds to own one. Larney types like that often don’t like to be stared at, and the Q8 turns heads but doesn’t break necks. Well, it didn’t but now that this limited edition has popped up it’s definitely going to get all the attention. The upmarket SUV has been given all the right changes, and the result is just brilliant. Visually the Audi Q8 e-tron edition Dakar is easily distinguishable from its subtle counterparts in either of the available colours, Siam Beige Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, and Magnetic Gray thanks to the changes carried out in the makeover. The Dakar model features a raised chassis, widened and continuous wheel arch trims at the front and rear, General Grabber AT3 all-terrain tyres, a 31 mm higher ground clearance, a sturdy roof rack, and custom decals that are just enough to stand out while being subtle enough to appeal to the expensive-taste kinds of people. The decals will only be seen on 99 units though, the RS e-tron GT-inspired decals are limited in numbers. With that raised ride height, the SUV can do more irresponsible things off-road, there is 206 mm of ground clearance. When the Q8 hits the smooth roads, the ride height automatically lowers so that handling and ride quality remain optimum. By 120 km/h, the SUV sits 13 mm lower. There’s a 20-deg front angle of approach and a 26-deg rear angle as well as a 300 mm wading depth. I just double-checked that on my ruler, 300 mm is equivalent to a deep puddle…

The Audi Q8 e-tron edition Dakar1 is based on a Q8 55 e-tron quattro2, so the net battery size is 106 kWh (gross: 114 kWh) and with the dual electric motors and the quattro drivetrain delivers a healthy 300 kW of power in boost mode with a typically-high electric torque output of 664 Nm. This sizeable SUV can get up to the benchmark 0 - 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds on the OEM wheels and tyres, and while wearing the General Grabber AT3 all-terrain tyres that becomes a 5.9-second run. Top speed is limited to 200 km/h and the range is a rather impressive 487 km. The edition Dakar comes with both sets of tyres. It also features Matrix LED headlights and taillights, and tinted sun visors for the tailgate, rear door, and side windows. The S-line interior is standard fare and includes contoured sports seats in Dinamica microfiber and artificial leather, a multi-function leather sport steering wheel, black roof lining, stainless steel pedals, a Comfort Center armrest, and brushed matt aluminium trim. For this model, there’s a display in the MMI operating system that displays the vehicle’s tilt angle and the MMI display has a specially created background for the edition Dakar, just so people know they’re sitting in a special car. The rest of the package is pretty much as you’d get in the regular Q8, so if you want those deets, you’ll need to head to the Audi website with at least an hour of free time because the info is plentiful. The Q8 e-tron edition Dakar can be ordered in the first quarter of 2024 in Germany and pricing starts from around €120,000, which is like R2,500,000, but we don’t expect to see one of these in SA. Maybe we’ll see the graphics package replicated though, they look cool.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the rather good-looking limited edition Audi Q8 that was created to celebrate the iconic Dakar race. The changes carried out on the Audi Q8 to make it the 99-unit edition Dakar special is great, and the visuals take the luxury SUV to an amazing new level: The new Audi Q8 e-tron edition Dakar​ | Audi

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