The 2016 Audi S8 Plus is an S8, but with a plus, which means more…of something

Just in case you though the current Audi S8 wasn’t enough of a Q-ship, with its turbocharged 4.0L TFSI V8 with 520hp and 480 lb-ft of twist, Audi has one-upped itself with the 2016 Audi S8 Plus.

So where does the Plus go? We start with that same 4.0L V8, which has been reworked to serve up 605hp and 553 lb-ft, and that’s quite a lot more than the standard model.

The result is a 0-62 time of just 3.8 seconds, versus the standard model’s time of 4.1 seconds. But it doesn’t stop there as the S8 Plus also comes standard with the basic S8’s optional Dynamic Package, which means more aggressive sport tuning, a sports exhaust, and standard carbon-fiber ceramic brakes to help cope with that extra grunt. There’s also a set of larger 21-inch wheels for better grip.

The power is still delivered via an eight-speed automatic with Audi’s legendary Quattro all-wheel drive system while the top run is lifted to a lofty 189 mph, versus the standard S8’s peg at 155.

So if you were ever to find yourself in a similar situation to the car chase from Ronin, you’d certainly be able to outrun any henchmen in a Peugeot with this latest Audi S8 Plus.

For full details, check it out after the jump.

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08/05/15

The pinnacle of sportiness – the new Audi S8 plus

  • Highest powered sport sedan in the premium segment
  • 4.0 TFSI engine outputs 445 kW (605 hp) and up to 750 Nm (553.2 lb ft)
  • Zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.8 seconds; top speed of up to 305 km/h (189.5 mph).

Audi is making a strong statement with the new S8 plus*. With a power output of 445 kW (605 hp) and a top speed of up to 305 km/h (189.5 mph), the new Audi S8 plus* delivers even more enhanced driving performance. The new top model is reinforcing the brand’s position in the segment of premium class sedans.


ENGINE 4.0L S8 TWIN TURBO FITS AUDI picture
ENGINE 4.0L S8 TWIN TURBO FITS AUDI
AUDI 2015 s8  Engine, Motor with Turbos and Transmission picture
AUDI 2015 s8 Engine, Motor with Turbos and Transmission
Audi A8/S8 D4 2010 - 2015 Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit - Full set 400mm Front, 370mm picture
Audi A8/S8 D4 2010 - 2015 Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit - Full set 400mm Front, 370mm
ENGINE 4.0L VIN 2 5TH DIGIT ENGINE ID CEUA FITS 13-14 AUDI A8 674154 picture
ENGINE 4.0L VIN 2 5TH DIGIT ENGINE ID CEUA FITS 13-14 AUDI A8 674154
CV Axle Assembly-CV Joint Half Shaft USA Ind Reman fits 98-04 Audi A6 Quattro picture
CV Axle Assembly-CV Joint Half Shaft USA Ind Reman fits 98-04 Audi A6 Quattro

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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