The upcoming luxury Audi Q8 SUV has been spied while testing with nearly no disguise.
While Audi Q8s have been spotted testing in the past, they have always been heavily camouflaged. This latest spy shot shows the new car in near-production spec, with very little in the way of disguise.
The car was seen by a member of the Autopareri forum, and is believed to have been testing in Germany, Motor1.com has reported.
The car looks very similar to the Q8 concept previewed earlier in the year at the Detroit and Geneva motor shows. The spy shot reveals the car to probably be in its final stages of development, meaning it is highly likely an official production version will be unveiled shortly.
It will be based on the current Audi Q7 SUV, but has a much sleeker design thanks to it being lowered by 40mm and also having a sloping roof design. The car will be on sale next year, and will eventually be joined by a sporty SQ8 model.
By Ted Welford