Audi S8 A New Super Saloon Is Born
Audi S8 – A New Super Saloon Is Born
Audi is a firm obsessed about its niche, a full on A8 RS would be pushing things bit too far. Having said that they have made and S8 and it’s the hottest A8 available. This car is the hottest A8 available and it even outclasses the A8 W12 with its performance. S8 is like a big limo but it is faster and will take you where you need to go on time. The new Audi S8 Engine inside is not any ordinary V8, but a turbo 4.0 litre V8 packing 513bhp and 479lb ft. This engine gives a very fast 0-62mph time of just 4.2 seconds; bearing in mind S8 weighs nearly two-tones. The 4.2 seconds figure outdoes every other Audi other then the V10 and TT RS plus. But the thrill of acceleration you get from inside is out of this world.
Audi S8 seems effortless when driving and its speed is pretty frightening. The way it accelerates, it makes the UK’s B-roads start to feel like very short straights. This big car is not all about pace and although it’s a large car with big V8 petrol it does have some green points. This engine deactivates four cylinders when you’re cruising. You will be able to achieve an acclaimed economy figure of 27.7mpg which is respectable for a big car like the S8. Inside the equipment is as impressive as you'd expect from a top-of-the-range limo. The S8 gets a BOSE surround sound audio system, air suspension, a self-parking system, 20-inch alloys as standard and sat-nav with online services such as Google Local Search.
It has a luxurious drive like all the Audis. The steering is quite responsive. Though, Audi has tried to make it more fun with the sport diff at the back to allow sharper turns and the Quattro system, but that does not make S8 a B-road hero. If you want to get the most out of this Audi, you will have to drive it on the motorways and push the engine a bit; you’ll just fall in with S8. Audi S8 combines a powerful twin-turbo engine with a Quattro drive which makes it ideal for the boss with an attitude in almost any climate. The S8 will fight for the top spot with cars such as the Jaguar XJ Supersport and Mercedes S63 AMG. However it has an edge when it comes to price as it is cheaper than its rivals at £77,900.