A 700-plus horsepower SUV with loads of carbon fiber elements makes this a rather special build

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Lumma Design is back with another iteration of the Audi Q8, although this time it has chosen the RS version of the SUV to work on. The German aftermarket company has worked on the standard Q8 in the past and gave it bold exterior looks and customizable power figures based on your preference.

This time around, this RS Q8 receives a modified body kit, a lot of carbon fiber elements, and a huge increase in power. Following the footsteps of the Q8’s moniker system, this one is called the Lumma CLR 8 RS. Do we like this version better than Lumma’s standard Q8 build? Oh yes!

What Makes The Audi RS Q8 By Lumma So Special?

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Lumma has added a heavy body kit to the Q8 that makes the SUV look like a large hatchback. The company has been generous with carbon fiber usage. You can spot it in almost every nook and corner of the body. Up front, the grille surrounds are retained, but it receives the black treatment. The honeycomb mesh houses the blacked-out Audi logo. Lumma has equipped a carbon fiber front spoiler lip which makes it lower than the standard Audi Q8. The front is also extended by about 2.4 inches and comes with integrated air inlets and outlets for releasing the brake air heat.

Lumma has installed carbon fiber door panels and flared wheel arches. They are a lot more prominent and increase the width of the SUV slightly.

The side skirts below the doors further reduce the ground clearance of the SUV. The CLR 8 RS rides on 23-inch, light-alloy wheels finished in a golden-yellow shade. If you’re a Pokemon fan, you’ll see the uncanny resemblance of these wheels to ‘Starmie’. You can have them painted in your choice of color. These wheels are wrapped in high performance 305/30-23 tires. Lumma is also offering performance spacers as an option to widen the track.

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The rear looks very busy, thanks to a buttload of enhancements.

First up, there’s a carbon fiber extension that increases the length by around 2.4 inches. The other carbon fiber add-ons include - roof rear spoiler, three-piece carbon rear spoiler lip, rear diffusor, applications for rear lights, and side panels. Dual exhaust tips on either side round off the aesthetics at the rear. Overall, the Lumma CLR 8 RS looks super sporty and aggressive.

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On the inside, things have been left untouched, apart from a few add-ons. These include:

  • Choice of carbon fiber, leather, wood, or lacquer for the cabin
  • Aluminum pedals
  • Custom floor mats and trunk mats

Lumma says that it will do the conversion with a serial number and provide a certificate of authenticity as well.

Are There Any Changes Under The Hood?

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The standard Audi RS Q8 comes with a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that makes 591 horses and 591 pound-feet of torque. This is the same engine that’s also found under the hood of the RS7 Sportback. The engine is mated to an eight-speed Triptronic transmission.

Lumma takes these impressive specs up a notch. The CLR 8 RS makes 705 ponies and 671 pound-feet of twist.

The company has also installed a four-pipe sports exhaust system - with tailpipes finished in black or carbon - and it makes the SUV roar even better. There is no word on the other changes, but Lumma said that the drivers will sense a "noticeable improvement in the driving performance."

How Much Does It Cost?

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Lumma Design is charging €38,000 plus taxes, which is approximately $42,600 plus taxes. This includes the paint job, new wheels, the steroid boost to the engine, and body kit elements. Obviously, it is over and above the cost of the donor RS Q8, which retails from $113,000 in the U.S.

Final Thoughts

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This is not an extravagant price considering all the mods that the company is offering. You’re essentially getting a 700-plus horsepower, generously carbon fiber-treated flagship SUV from Audi for around $160,000. It seems worth it. The SUV may feel overdone to many people and it will draw polarizing opinions, but I think it looks sporty. The increased power is significant and will plaster a grin to your face every time you floor that A-pedal.

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LUMMA Design GmbH & Co. KG recommends itself once again as the place to go for sports accessories and exquisite body design. With the presentation of the limited SUV coupe LUMMA CLR 8 RS, the premium tuning company is now expanding its refinement programme for the top SUV model Audi RS Q8.

Striking eye-catcher from every angle
The high performance SUV refined by LUMMA bears witness to masterful craftsmanship packed into an athletically enhanced look. To achieve this, the personalisation specialist from Winterlingen in southern Germany swaps the series components for high quality in-house developments made of carbon: LUMMA manufactures the front and rear spoiler lips, wheel arch extensions, door panels, rear diffuser, rear roof spoiler and various applications for rear lights and side panels from ultra-light and high strength carbon fibre. However, it is not only the appearance that benefits from the modifications, large air inlets on the extensions also ensure optimised ventilation of the brake system.

More power and a sports sound
As a result of the implementation of the LUMMA performance enhancement module and the robust sounding 4-pipe sports exhaust system, the engine output increases to an impressive 518 kW/705 hp. Torque increases to a mighty 910 Nm. Overall, the optimisations ensure a noticeable improvement in the driving performance, which is already quite impressive as standard.

LUMMA alloy wheels convey sports elegance
The range of wheels is impressive both in terms of size and variety. Whether it be sportingly striking, or elegant and refined - LUMMA offers various wheel designs and sizes. One of the highlights in the range on offer is the LUMMA CLR 23 LR light alloy wheel painted in the colour of your choice. The futuristic multi-spoke design ensures optimum load distribution but leaves enough space for ventilation of the brake system. The recommended wheel-tyre combination is 11x23 inches on the front and rear axles with high performance 305/30-23 tyres. Performance spacers widen the track on request.

Interior design by master craftsmen
Also, in the interior LUMMA offers an impressive variety of options to personalise the standard Audi. Everything you could ever wish for to set your pulse racing is available on request - whether it be leather, fine wood, piano lacquer or carbon fibre. From personalised floor mats to complete interior leather finish, everything is made with the highest degree of craftsmanship and precision, individually designed and integrated into the vehicle by master craftsmen.

The CLR 8 RS body range including painting, assembly, and acceptance by an officially recognised test organisation and the 23-inch light-alloy wheels is offered at a price of 38,000 Euro plus VAT. Since the conversion can only be carried out directly at LUMMA or at selected authorised dealers, the price also includes transportation in a closed truck (within Germany). As an alternative to converting customer vehicles, refined complete vehicles are also offered. The LUMMA CLR 8 RS refinement programme is available from the 4th quarter 2020.

Key facts:

LUMMA CLR 8 RS refinement programme for the Audi RS Q8

LUMMA BODYKIT comprising:

  • LUMMA Carbon front and rear extensions by about 60 millimetres
    Integrated air inlets and outlets in the extensions for exhausting the brake air heat
  • LUMMA Carbon front spoiler lip
  • LUMMA Carbon roof rear spoiler
  • LUMMA 3-piece carbon rear spoiler lip
  • LUMMA Carbon rear diffusor
  • LUMMA Carbon door panels
  • LUMMA Carbon applications for rear lights and side panels
  • Conversion with serial number and certificate of authenticity

LUMMA Alloy wheels

  • LUMMA CLR 23 LR 11x23 with 305/30-23 tyres
  • LUMMA Performance spacer set

LUMMA Interior:

  • LUMMA 3-piece aluminium pedal set, anodised
  • LUMMA 4-piece floor mat set with LUMMA crest logo
  • LUMMA Boot mat with LUMMA crest logo
  • LUMMA complete leather interior

LUMMA Performance:

  • LUMMA 4-pipe sports exhaust system with tailpipes in black or carbon
  • LUMMA Power increase module by around 77kW/105 PS and 110 Nm to 518 kW/705 PS and 910 Nm
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