Competing with a Ferrari or a Mercedes car is a tough job but Audi has come up with a new vehicle, Audi S8 Plus, that could go against the best in the class.
The newly launched S8 Plus is a full sized sedan that boasts of high top speed, fuel economy and luxurious interiors without burning a hole in the buyer’s wallet. The vehicle has a wide range of features and could easily compete with the Mercedes AMG s63 or the Ferrari F40.
On the inside, the Audi S8 Plus is powered by a solid 4-liter V8 engine, which uses a twin turbo design for maximum horsepower and torque. The engine’s basic design is the same as the one found in the original S8 model. However, the engineers at Audi has tweaked the engine so that it offers increased power in the Plus model. It is made possible by the Vmax bundle, which includes an all-new carbon ceramic braking system coupled with a Quattro fettled sports exhaust.
Most buyers believe that the Audi brand offers a mix of luxury and speed whereas Mercedes is always associated with luxury while Ferrari is about speed. In this new model, the company’s engineers have done their best to change this long standing notion. The S8 Plus offers higher torque levels, maximum acceleration and top speed to appeal to sports car lovers. It is capable of touching 60 miles per hour within 3.8 seconds, which is an amazing feat, considering the fact that it uses the same V8 engine as the original S8.
The car has a maximum top speed of 190 miles per hour and uses matrix LED headlights. Buyers can go for a silver colored variant, but it is available only with the shorter wheelbase model. The interiors are equipped with an Arras Red seat piping and the exterior sports a glossy black colored grille. You can also go for a matte black if it appeals to you more than the glossy version.
The new Audi S8 Plus will be launched next year in Germany. After its initial launch, the car will be made available to buyers around the globe. The basic price of the vehicle will be at $161, 324 which will increase based on the additional features that you choose to add to it. In the era of hybrid cars that run on battery and gasoline, it is nice to see a conventional full-bodied sedan hitting official retail stores.