brand-new 597bhp Audi S8 Plus revealed

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Go-faster edition of Audi’s S8 will arrive from the UK next January, priced via £97,700

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A more powerful edition of the Audi S8, called the S8 Plus, is actually set to go on sale from the UK via January. Audi claims the 597bhp super-saloon will become the “pinnacle of sporty performance” from the luxury car class.

Powering the S8 Plus is actually the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine used by the standard 513bhp S8, yet with power boosted by 84bhp. Torque peaks at 516lb ft in normal operation, yet an overboost function can temporarily lift in which to 553lb ft. Audi claims the S8 Plus can reach 62mph via rest in 3.8sec – producing the item the fastest S8 type yet.

The S8 Plus’s top speed is actually limited to 155mph, yet an optional dynamic package can lift in which figure to 189mph. The dynamic package also includes carbon-ceramic brakes as well as a modified sports exhaust system. 

The standard features list has been increased for the S8 Plus to include ambient lighting, full leather Internal, power-assisted doors as well as a DVD player. the automobile sits on 21in alloy wheels. Rivals include the Mercedes-AMG S63, which produces 577bhp via its twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 engine.

The S8 Plus is actually priced via £97,700 – almost £17,000 more than the standard S8.

Callum McAvoy

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