The Audi S8 was already a fast luxury sedan. But as in many cases, everything can be improved, which brings us to the Audi S8 Plus.
The Plus version is a monster car, with more ponies added to the potent V8 motor to bring the full power of the S8 Plus to 605hp.
In a move that many view as a direct attack on BMW, the German manufacturer has made the fastest car in the category. Just weeks ago, BMW announced that the company will put a cap limit of 600hp to its cars. Now, the S8 Plus has surpassed the limit.
The Audi S8 Plus is a luxury vehicle, capable of carrying five passengers at a speed of 189mph. To get to 60mph, the S8 Plus needs a mere 3.8 seconds. And that might be an overstatement. The standard S8, which packs 520hp, gets from zero to 60 in 3.8 seconds, which means that the S8 Plus could sprint in the low 3s. To put some perspective to the speed of the S8 Plus, the top speed and the sprint from 0 to 60mph are better than the one of the Porsche 911 Carrera, the gold standard among fast luxury cars.
In order to make the driving pleasant and comfortable at extremely high speed, Audi has equipped the S8 Plus with an 8 speed transmission and Quattro drivetrain. The Quattro system assures comfortable grip in any conditions. Combined with adaptive air suspension, the car can respond to any conditions and offer comfort while driving at high speed even in rough terrains.
In the exterior, Audi has made several minor, but important changes. First of all, the whole body of the S8 Plus is made out of aluminum, which ensures lightweight design. The spoiler lip on the back of the car is a nice visual appealing element, but customers will also notice the bigger tires. Armed with 21 inch wheels, the S8 Plus has tires with size of 275/35. Both the tires and the wheels are specially designed for the vehicle. Some of the remaining exterior features that are unique for the car are the fiber flaps, the wing mirrors that can be also made from carbon fiber and a carbon fiber blade positioned on the front spoiler.
The car interior matches the sporty look of the exterior with contrast stitching in black and red color. The 22-way adjustable seats are just one of the goodies in the interior, which also includes privacy glass, accelerator made out of stainless steel, 14-speaker sound system and much more.
The standard version of the vehicle includes ambient lights and dark rear lamps. The standard features are advanced parking system, deluxe air conditioning system, MMI navigation, Audi pre sense plus assistance package, adaptive cruise control and more.
The Audi S8 Plus will be available for order starting from October, with prices yet to be revealed.