Audi have unveiled their stunning new luxury Saloon, the Audi S8 plus, which combines the luxury of the A8 with sports car performance. Available to order from October, the first UK deliveries are expected January 2016.
The 4.0 TFSI quattro V8 bi-turbo engine has been improved and can now achieve a power increase of 85PS compared to the 'standard' S8. This brings the total output to a blistering 605PS, the equivalent to almost seven A1 1.0 TFSI models. Alongside 700Nm of torque the S8 plus can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in just 3.8 seconds, making it one of the most powerful four-door saloons on sale today. Torque can also be increased via the overboost function to 750Nm, the highest output of any Audi on sale. All of this power is encased in a lightweight, predominantly aluminium Audi Space Frame weighing just 231kg meaning the Audi S8 plus has the highest power-to-weight ration of any premium sports saloon with all-wheel drive.
The full force of the vehicle is transmitted to the road via the eight-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive alongside S sports adaptive air suspension and dynamic steering, both of which have been specifically tuned for the S8 plus.
It's not just the performance that's been improved in the Audi S8 plus. The black styling package, which features as standard, influences the design of the rear diffuser, Singleframe front grille, air inlets and window trims. Distinctive darkened tail lights and a rear lip spoiler in body colour make a lasting impression. As well as an exclusive matt-effect paint finish in floret silver, all of the colours offered on the S8 are also available on the S8 plus. All of this is set upon unique high-gloss black double-spoke design 21 inch alloy wheels.
Inside, exclusive black Valcona leather with red stitching is exclusively available as an option on the 22-way adjustable S sports comfort sport seats with memory function. A contrasting red thread can also be woven into the upper inlay rather than the carbon atlas inlays which are fitted as standard.
The Audi S8 plus offers many more standard features than its 'standard' counterpart. As well as a hands-free boot lid, advanced key, advanced parking system with top view camera and a 14-speaker BOSE sound system the S8 plus also offers privacy glass, power door closure and adaptive cruise control with Audi presense front.
Full technical details are yet to be confirmed and the S8 plus will open for ordering in October 2015. To find out more please contact your nearest
Lookers Audi centre.