It seems like Audi was not comfortable and happy with the 520hp of the standard Audi S8. The standard version was behind the likes of Mercedes and BMW, so Audi gave the family sedan a boost with the version.
Previously, the Audi S8 produced 520hp, which was behind the 577hp of the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG version and the 535hp of the BMW 76oLi. Now, the Audi S8 Plus tops both the sedans with a powerful 605hp engine.
The team of engineers and developers at Audi has been working tirelessly to give another speed boost to the sedan and now they’ve succeeded. The S8 Plus can produce a maximum speed of 189mph and can sprint from 0 to 60 in just 3.8 seconds.
The speed boost shows that Audi was not content with their family sedan used just for transporting people from Location A to Location B. The new family sedan is luxurious, but also sporty.
One way that Audi was able to increase the speed of the vehicle is by changing the body. The body of the S8 Plus is completely made out of aluminum. The move decreases the weight of the luxury sedan to 231 kilograms, a lot lighter than the standard version.
The Audi S8 Plus is available with 8 speed tiptronic transmission with the standard Quattro all-wheel drive system available.
And it is not only the performance of the car that has been changed. The outlook has also been changed with Audi’s engineers making some cosmetic tweaks. Those tweaks include a rear spoiler lead, new black tailpipes on both the right and the left side and many interior changes as well. The interior is now available only in black leather with red stitching. Some of the subtle improvements in the interior include the stainless steel pedals, leather steering wheel, white points and much more.
Driving at such high speed can have some enormous repercussions in the safety department, but Audi was quick to point that the luxury sport sedan is more than safe for family rides. The all-wheel drive system was specially designed to fit the high speed, lessening the shakiness of sport vehicles. The responsive and adaptive air suspension also ensures that the car is stable even when stirred.