B7 RS4 was good car beceause it was honest at what its for and what it is. It was fast, safe usable car. Was not so fun like M3 E92 or so spectacular like C63 Amg, but it accomplish it goal.
-fast, safe, comfortable, usable.
You could easily live with it.
The new B8 is not an honest car. Like most of Audis lately. Audis now seems to PRETEND to be about something. Like Audi RS Q3, which have othing to do with "rs", fake exhaust noice etc...
Its a track car, track oriented suspension, track engine, lackig torque, harash ride quality.
And its also family 4 seater, wagon. And You will not use it anyway beceause nobody will want sit in that car. Its large, but nobody need it on track.
B7 RS4 look similar, but its a completly diffrent car, its better at things that it should do.
B8 is very weird car. I dont know who is the market target?
-Its for family? No, too track oriented
-Its for fun? No, too heavy, ot as good balance
-Its for road? No its too hard and it lack of torque
So what is this for?
Someone could say that its Lancer EvoX with proper V8 engine. But there is big diffrence, Evolution X have great AWD system that create oversteeer and is very fun to drive. Audi - isnt.