As the fourth generation of the flagship A8 sedan, the 2011 A8 offers an all-new look and a range of updated technology. But what it will also offer is a brand new, high-performance S8 variant.
According to Audi design director Stefan Sielaff, the new S8 will be a very important model in the automaker’s lineup as it will influence the design of future performance models wearing the four-ring logo.
As for the new range of S models, Sielaff revealed that they would have more visual differentiation over the standard models than the current range. He also explained that the cars would have more aluminum and carbon-fiber trim inside the cabin to emphasize their performance aspect to occupants.
No details about the S8’s new powertrain were revealed but expect it to feature a forced-induction V-8 engine rather than the Lambo-sourced V-10 of the current model.