Audi S8 News

  • 2020 Audi S8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    A new generation of the Audi A8 reaches showrooms this fall and eventually there will be a new S8 to go with it. The S8 is still testing ahead of a likely debut late this year or early next. We should see it in showrooms next year as a 2020 model. Prototypes are still dressed like the A8 but we can tell this is the sportier S version because of the quad-tip exhaust and uprated brakes. We should see new fascias front and rear on the final design and potentially a revised grille. The formula will stay pretty much the same as the current model, with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 mounted up...

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    Report: Next Audi S8 Plus to borrow Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid's plug-in powertrain

    Audi on Tuesday unveiled its all-new, fourth-generation A8. Noticeably missing, however, was the flagship sedan's sporty S8 variant. It turns out Audi will launch the new S8 as well as its more potent S8 Plus variant in early 2018. Prototypes have been spotted but so far reveal few cues. The...

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    2016 Audi RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus first drive review

    It wasn't that long ago that 300 horsepower was exceptional, 400 was the domain of Corvettes, and 500 was reserved for supercars. Then we saw a 662-horsepower Mustang and 707-horsepower Hellcats, and soon the 600-horsepower club had double-digit members. Add two more cars to that club for the 2016...

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    Audi Prices 2016 S8 Plus From $115,825, RS 7 Performance From $129,925

    It was only yesterday that Audi confirmed the new S8 Plus and RS 7 Performance models for sale in the United States, and now we have the all-important pricing details. The S8 Plus starts at $115,825 while the RS 7 Performance will set you back $129,925. Both prices include a $925 destination...

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    2016 Audi RS 7 Performance And S8 Plus Confirmed For Los Angeles Auto Show

    Audi’s lineup is expanding with several new performance offerings that we’ll see for the first time on local soil at next week’s 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. They form part of the recently announced Audi Sport performance division and include the new S4, RS 7 Performance, S8 Plus...

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    2016 Audi S8 Plus Revealed With 605 Horsepower

    Tired of seeing Mercedes-Benz have all the fun in the full-size performance sedan segment, Audi has come out with a new version of its S8 that’s packing a full 605 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque (553 lb-ft with overboost). The new version is the S8 Plus, and it makes its world debut...

  • 2013 Audi S8 (European spec)

    The previous generation of the Audi S8 was a bit odd among the full-size performance sedan crowd, though it was odd in a way we liked. Power came from a high-revving 5.2-liter V-10 whose design was derived from the unit in the Lamborghini Gallardo supercar, and its rating was an impressive—for the time—450 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Subtle “V10” badging on its fenders were enough to tell onlookers there was serious performance residing within the svelte luxo barge, and the symphony emanating from under the hood gave owners a feeling they were driving...

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    Audi Kicking Off S8 Sales With NFL Advertising: Video

    For the first time in its history, Audi will sell all of its S Models in the United States, giving buyers on these shores the chance to sample all of the brand’s race-derived luxury performance wares. To highlight this, Audi will launch a new television commercial for the S8 during...

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    Audi S8 Has Highest Theft Rate In The Country… But There’s A Catch

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has come out with a new report showing the highest theft rates among new cars sold in the U.S., based on data collected from the year 2009. The study found that the car with the highest theft rate, a rate of 8.81 thefts per 1,000 vehicles...

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    2012 Audi S8: New Photo Gallery

    Audi today loosed a handful of new images of the upcoming 2012 Audi S8. Revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, the S8 combines the sleek, understated looks of the A8 with a hint of aggression and a whole lot of speed. The latest images show us some new views of the car, including a good look at...

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    2012 Audi S8: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    The 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show may still be two weeks away, but what fun would it be if automakers waited until the show to reveal all their wares? Audi has revealed the new 2012 S8, and the sporty four-door proves why it's Audi's S flagship. The S8 shares the same twin-turbo V-8-engine TSFI engine...

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    2012 Audi S8 Spy Shots

    The redesigned 2011 Audi A8 has been on sale for a while now, winning hearts across the country with its unique blend of clean styling, precise German engineering and surefooted quattro all-wheel drive system. As the fourth generation of the flagship A8 sedan, the latest model offers an all-new...

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    The New England Patriots could've found themselves in a bind yesterday when star quarterback Tom Brady got sacked in a two-car crash. Thankfully, Brady's sporty Audi S8 kept him nice and safe -- though a passenger in the other car wasn't so lucky. According to USA Today (we know, but we have to cite somebody), the accident was totally the other guy's fault. Ludgero Rodrigues was issued a ticket at the scene for running a red light in his minivan and causing the collision. Rodrigues' passenger was taken to a nearby hospital and is listed in serious condition. Sadly, this ain't Rodrigues' first...

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    Mariani adds Italian flair to the Audi S8, turns it up to 501hp

    Mariani may not be a household name in Audi tuning, but if they keep putting out projects like their latest upgrade program for the Audi A8 and S8, they're likely to grow a following. Combining clean aesthetics with respectable performance upgrades, the Mariani Audi S8 improves on the original. In...

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