Roughly one year ago, the Q8 also steered Audi into the booming market for luxury SUVs with coupé-like tails. This market had previously been dominated by the “founder” of this vehicle sector – the BMW X6, as well as the Mercedes Benz GLE Coupé.
And just like its competitors, the Audi Q8 already has an imposing, virile presence: a striking silhouette with a large radiator grille, broad fenders and a massive tail characterize its appearance.
But, as expected, for the styling specialists at LUMMA Design based in Winterlingen in Swabia, this was not enough. And so, Horst Lumma and his team, who have been one of the first ports of call for highly exclusive vehicle customization for over three decades, gave the Audi a wide, tailor-made aerodynamic package that is extroverted and elegant in equal measure, pushing the Q8 one rung higher on the evolutionary ladder – up to the LUMMA CLR 8S.
The LUMMA CLR 8S exterior program includes not only the noticeable wheel arch enlargement on the front and rear axles, but also a front spoiler extension and engine hood attachment. The latter is also suitable for the Q8 series vehicle without the complete CLR 8S kit. On the way to the tail, the eye of the viewer sweeps over an aesthetically perfectly matching set of side rocker panels. At the rear, you will find not only a bumper apron with a diffuser, which seamlessly incorporates the four tailpipe trims, but also a roof spoiler and a three-part rear spoiler lip – both of which can also be used “solo” in the Q8 series vehicle.
The new aerodynamic components for the Audi Q8 from LUMMA Design are manufactured from high-quality materials “Made in Germany” and have the option of being refined with visible carbon fiber. They are already available.
In order to adequately fill the widened wheelhouses, LUMMA Design are also offering two of their own alloy wheel sets: The LUMMA CLR 22 LX rims give the CLR 8S an elegant appearance, and their visual impact is achieved by ten brushed filigree V spokes that converge on the center. For the CLR 8S, the CLR 22 LX rims are 10×22″ and 12×22″ and come with 285/40R22 tires at the front and 325/35R22 tires at the rear.
The LUMMA CLR 24 RS wheel – specially developed for high-tech SUVs and with a matt-black multicomponent look and central locking style – is even bigger and has a motorsport aesthetic, and is available in the sizes 10.5×24″ and 13×24″, combined with 295/30R24 and 355/25R24 tires.
To cap it all off, the LUMMA Design team of highly qualified Audi Q8 specialists also has a wide array of fully tailorable upgrades for the interior on offer as well as performance enhancements for the 231 hp to 340 hp diesel and petrol engines available in the range.