From the factory, the Audi S8 plus already packs enough firepower to embarrass a supercar. Propelled by a 4.0-litre TFSI twin-turbo V8 engine pumping out a whopping 445kW of power and 700Nm of torque, the Audi S8 plus is capable of blasting from rest to 100km/h in a Porsche slicing 3.8 seconds. But if that’s still not enough, German tuner ABT is here for the rescue.
Specialised in tuning Audi models, ABT has turned the whip up on the twin-blown V8 with a new engine management software and custom exhaust system, lifting power output to a staggering 519kW and 840Nm. The added punch allows the flagship sedan to trim 0.3 second off its 0 to 100 km/h time, registering a ballistic 3.5 seconds. Flat out, the ABT S8 plus will crack 320km/h, 15km/h more than the standard car.
To keep the “high-flyer” planted on the tarmac, ABT has lowered the S8 by 25mm and is offering a choice 20, 21 and 22 inches rims.