Next-generation Audi S8 to get Lamborghini derived 620-hp V10

The new 2011 Audi A8 is set to go on sale later this year, however, most of us are waiting to see what Audi has in store for the next-generation S8. A prototype of the next-generation Audi S8 was recently caught at the Nurburgring and sources say that power will come from a Lamborghini-derived V10.

So how powerful will the new Audi S8 be? Insiders say that the 5.2L V10 will follow the RS6’s forced-induction recipe with direct-injection and twin turbos that will help produce around 620-hp with a maximum torque of 553 lb-ft. That’s significantly up from the old S8’s 444-hp and 398 lb-ft.

Check out the spy shots of the next-generation S8 over at CAR Magazine.

2011 Audi A8:

2011 Audi A8 2011 Audi A8 2011 Audi A8 2011 Audi A8

– By: Kap Shah

Source: CAR