While the new 2011 Audi A8 will be going on sale later this year, the Audi S8 isn’t scheduled to arrive until 2013. However, if you’re impatient and ABT Sportsline has your back with their new AS8 – at least for you European diesel fans.
ABT points out that it has “not changed the elegant glider into a racing car, but carefully into a confident and sporty automobile.” While the standard 4.2L TDI V8 makes 350-hp and 590 lb-ft of torque – the ABT ECU retuning gives the sedan a total of 385-hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. That gives it the ability to run from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds flat.
No major visual changes were made but ABT did slightly lower the suspension, added 20-inch ABT CR alloy wheels (21-inch available). It also front and rear aprons, a trunk lid spoiler and side skirts.
2011 ABT Audi AS8:
– By: Omar Rana