Next-generation performance SUV hits the Nurburgring once again.

The new Audi RS Q3 has been spied again this week during performance testing at the famed Nurburgring circuit.

Compared to the prototype we saw in May, this vehicle is wearing a little less camouflage, giving us a better look at the various design elements that will be specific to the Audi Sport version of the company's all-new medium SUV.

All the grilles and intakes are now uncovered, and have an interesting pattern for the inserts. The Audi badge and light clusters on both ends are uncovered, too.

The front and rear bumpers along with the side skirts have been made more aggressive, and there's two massive oval tailpipes out the back – a typical RS design element.

We can see large brakes peeking behind the multi-spoke alloys, clamped by what look like six-piston calipers at the front.

Power is believed to come from the same 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo as the RS3 and TT RS, which makes 294kW of power and 480Nm of torque in those models.

In combination with the company's quattro all-wheel drive system, expect the RS Q3 to hit 100km/h in the low 4.0-second bracket, making it one of the quickest SUVs at this end of the market.

Considering the new Q3 was revealed last month, the RS Q3 should be revealed around six months after the core range, making a debut early next year the most likely outcome.

Should that be accurate, don't expect to see any in Australian showrooms until very late in 2019, or even 2020 – the new Q3 isn't scheduled to land Down Under until mid-2019 anyway.

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