The Audi S8 Plus is truly a wolf in a sheep’s clothing. And expensive clothing, by the way.
Packed with a 4.0 TFSI engine that gives an output of 605 HP and up to 750 Nm of Torque, it sprints to a 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of up to 305 km/h.
Delivering enhanced performance with this version, the S8 Plus falls short by 57 horsepower if compared to the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and is 15 horsepower shy of the V-12 powered BMW 760Li. According to Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi’s head of R&D, the automaker has “further sharpened its large sport sedan,” adding that “the new Audi S8 Plus has a substantial gain in power and defines the pinnacle of sporty performance in the segment. That is why the ‘Plus’ in its name.”
An eight-speed tiptronic gearbox transmits the power generated by this V8, to a Quattro drivetrain. Chassis highlights includes adaptive air suspension, sport and dynamic steering, both of which have been tuned specifically for the S8 Plus. The speed limiter can be deactivated with the optional dynamic package.
This car comes with a set of 21‑inch wheels and 275/35 tires that were specially designed for the S8 Plus. Along with its mighty structure, the alloys are painted in the exterior body colour, and is also available in carbon fiber as an option. The flaps in the side air inlets and the blade on the front apron too are made up of carbon fiber. The mirror housings in body colour are optionally available in gloss black or carbon. The trim strips on the side windows and at the rear are gleam in black. Distinctive design characteristics of the S8 plus also include darkened tail lights and a glossy black diffuser insert, which has an additional carbon surround. The dual-branch sport exhaust system stems into two oval gloss black tailpipes to the left and right.
The headlights feature Matrix LED technology as a part and parcel of this variant. They come with dynamic turn signals. The extremely precise high-beam units have 25 small, individual LEDs each, that can be individually switched on or off or dimmed as needed. They illuminate the road superbly without causing any glare to the oncoming traffic.
With the launch of the S8 plus, there is probably much more up the sleeves of this German automaker. In the coming years, we hope to witness such new variants.
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