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New Audi S8 plus sporty sedan will top 300 km/h

The new Audi S8 plus has a 4.0 TFSI V8 biturbo engine
The new Audi S8 plus has a 4.0 TFSI V8 biturbo engine
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The new Audi S8 plus has a 4.0 TFSI V8 biturbo engine
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The new Audi S8 plus has a 4.0 TFSI V8 biturbo engine
The new Audi S8 plus has a power output of 445 kW (605 hp)
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The new Audi S8 plus has a power output of 445 kW (605 hp)
The new Audi S8 plus has a top speed of up to 305 km/h (189.5 mph)
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The new Audi S8 plus has a top speed of up to 305 km/h (189.5 mph)
The body of the new Audi S8 plus is made almost entirely of aluminum
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The body of the new Audi S8 plus is made almost entirely of aluminum
The new Audi S8 plus weighs in at just 231 kg (509 lb)
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The new Audi S8 plus weighs in at just 231 kg (509 lb)
The new Audi S8 plus is claimed to be the "highest powered sport sedan in the premium segment
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The new Audi S8 plus is claimed to be the "highest powered sport sedan in the premium segment
The new Audi S8 plus has Matrix LED headlights
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The new Audi S8 plus has Matrix LED headlights
The new Audi S8 plus has a dual-branch sport exhaust system
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The new Audi S8 plus has a dual-branch sport exhaust system
The new Audi S8 plus has a black interior with red piping and highlights
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The new Audi S8 plus has a black interior with red piping and highlights
The new Audi S8 plus has Alcantara seats
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The new Audi S8 plus has Alcantara seats
The new Audi S8 plus has power-assisted door-closing
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The new Audi S8 plus has power-assisted door-closing
The new Audi S8 plus has a center console with integrated controls
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The new Audi S8 plus has a center console with integrated controls

Audi has its eyes firmly on the "sportiest sedan" title with its new S8 plus. The carmaker claims it is the "highest powered sport sedan in the premium segment." It has a power output of 445 kW (605 hp) and a top speed of up to 305 km/h (189.5 mph).

That power is produced by a 4.0 turbo fuel stratified injection (TFSI) V8 biturbo (or twin-turbo) engine that can also kick out a maximum torque of 700 Nm (516.3 lb‑ft), or 750 Nm (553.2 lb‑ft) in overboost mode. The S8 plus can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds.

Coupled with its power, part of the reason for the speed of the S8 plus is its lightweight design. Its body is made almost entirely of aluminum meaning it weighs in at just 231 kg (509 lb), which Audi says makes it the lightest car among its competition.

The S8 plus has an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox, adaptive air suspension that adjusts to suit the current road conditions and dynamic steering, the settings of which change depending on vehicle speed. Matrix LED headlights, each comprising 25 small, individual LEDs that can be individually controlled, are said to help minimize glare for oncoming traffic.

The new Audi S8 plus has a black interior with red piping and highlights
The new Audi S8 plus has a black interior with red piping and highlights

The S8 plus has a black interior with red piping and highlights, and Alcantara used for the seats. Owners benefit from sensor-based luggage compartment locking on their key and power-assisted door-closing.

The new Audi S8 plus will be available at the end of November for a base price of €145,200 (US$157,800).

Source: Audi

4 comments
Bob Flint
Where do you plan on going anything over 150 kph? Autobahn is about it, try that here and you will get license suspended, & car impounded.
Island Architect
Give Ralph Gilles 5 seconds and he'll have it beat in every way. bill
Stephen N Russell
Have car rented by Silvercar.com (for now rents Audis only)
Catweazle
"try that here and you will get license suspended, & car impounded." Only if you get caught.