The upgraded 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol develops an impressive 597hp and 516lb ft of torque – enough to propel the car from 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds. Its top speed is limited to 155mph, but can be de-restricted to an utterly ludicrous 189mph.
With 21-inch alloy wheels and sports air-suspension, the S8 is also designed to handle well through bends with huge grip thanks to the standard Audi quattro all-wheel drive. Its sporty character is enhanced by a sports exhaust system giving it an intoxicating soundtrack.
As well as being a performance model, the S8 is also a luxury saloon so comes with features such as electric seats, LED headlights and cabin lighting, carbon fibre trim and soft artificial suede trim on the headlining and doors.
The S8 costs from £97,700 and will be available to order from October. First deliveries are expected in January 2016.
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