Audi S8

12 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Audi S8
Audi S8

Meet what#8217;s certain to become one of the rarest ever. The company#8217;s official is that no more than 150 S8s be sold in the UK each year-volumes to the R8 look positively commonplace.

a prediction that#8217;s based on a understanding of how the market for XXL saloons here. Company users to take the tax hit of a big petrol engine to be looking for a flashier badge, keen drivers are likely to something more agile. also a statistic that it a bit easier to understand why the S8 fails to on British dynamic tastes.

Audi S8

More of that in a moment, but the new engine. We#8217;ve already a pre- production version of the new 513bhp twin-turbo V8 (evo but this is our first chance to it on proper roads #8211; in case the fast, flowing around Pamplona in northern This is the same engine set to find its way into the Bentley and #8211; in downnined form the forthcoming Audi S6 and S7.

It#8217;s a storming powerplant, the sort of effortless urge the previous S8#8242;s naturally V10 struggled to deliver. Now the combination of a peak that starts at 17()()rpm and a quick-acting eight-speed translates into an any-speed of seemingly relentless acceleration.

Audi S8

Audi S8 Interior

Most attention has been won by the new motor#8217;s cylinder- deactivation system, turns it into a V4 under use, helping to deliver a combined economy figure. In the world the cylinder shuffling is invisible, as even the gentlest application will get all eight fired up again.

Sadly, it conies to the business of corners, the S8 straight hack to the too-familiar script of relentless competence. The lacks feel behind its weighting, and although there#8217;s of grip and a commendable enthusiasm to to a chosen line, on slower the S8 starts to feel nose with driving quickly the customary story of managing Audi#8217;s sport

differential can Ik* felt doing its by vectoring torque to the outside-rear #8211; hut you have to really through front-end slip to it to step in and tighten the line.

So, another dynamically inert Audi. The S8 is enormously fast, stable and equipped with bar the kitchen sink #8211; but for you still need to look

Audi S8
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