A8 plus, the modification relies on 605 hp

Publish date 07 August 2015
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Audi has introduced the top modification of the updated S8 sedan, which has received an ultra addition to its name. The premiere of the car in front of an audience will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September

The sedan is equipped with a 4.0-liter gasoline bi-turbo V8 engine that develops 605 hp. The maximum torque is 700 Nm, and thanks to the overboost function it can be increased to 750 Nm in a short time. The engine works in combination with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The power of the unit has increased by 85 hp. compared to the standard Audi S8. Engineers have increased the turbine pressure by changing the geometry of the turbochargers, and have also upgraded the engine's exhaust system.

In appearance, the S8 plus can be distinguished by the black radiator grille, the different front and rear bumpers, the side aprons and the rear diffuser with carbon edging. The mirror housings of this model are made of carbon.

The sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds and its top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h. The optional Dynamic Package allows 305 km / h to be developed. By comparison, the standard S8 accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.2 seconds.

The new version of the S8 is equipped with a sporty rear differential, adaptive air suspension, 21-inch wheels with 275/35 tires, as well as LED matrix headlights, which are included in the basic equipment. The chassis of the car is specially tuned for the plus modification.

For an additional fee, the customer can receive carbon-ceramic brakes, reconfigured sports exhaust system, as well as additional aerodynamic carbon elements. At the buyer's request, a leather interior or Alcantara can be added.

Sales of the Audi S8 plus in Europe will start in November. Prices for the sedan start at 145,200 euros.

Source: Dnes.bg, Krassimir Angelov