Bringing the power.
The Audi S8 might be a performance-oriented executive sedan in stock form, but it’s not performing stunts worthy of a Jason Statham film without some help. The new MTM S8 Talladega R, and its German hammer of an engine wrapped in urban camo, however, is exactly what the doctor ordered to bring out the inner action hero in all of us.
First, attention is quickly drawn to the urban camouflage design with red highlights and graphics on the MTM S8 Talladega R. The special wrap also covers a new aerodynamic package that’s designed to improve high-speed stability. A front spoiler with carbon inlets, pair of side sills, set of front and rear spoilers, new side mirror housings, and rear carbon fiber diffuser with RS-style oval tailpipes lends a more powerful and aggressive look that’s also functional. A new MTM front grille further distinguishes its high-performance nature.
Also adding to the intimidating visuals of the MTM S8 Talladega R are new 10.5 x 22 MTM Bitmoto wheels shod in 265/30 ZR 22 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Improving the overall ride quality and dynamics of the sport sedan is an MTM F-Cantronic module for the air suspension that gives drivers greater adjustability.
Under the hood of the MTM S8 Talladega R sits a carbon cover atop a modified 4.0 TFSI engine. The twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 was outfitted with a new turbocharger and downpipe setup that runs into a new, high-performance stainless steel system for improved backpressure. An ECU software tune pushes it all to an incredible 802 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 697 lb-ft. of torque from 2,250 and 5,500 RPM.
Armed with that kind of serious power, the MTM S8 Talladega R can spring to 62 mph from rest in just 3.1 seconds while 124 mph comes in 9.9 seconds, and 186 mph in 29.0 ticks of the clock. Top speed is reached at 218 mph. Bringing it all to a halt is a full set of carbon ceramic brakes.
The interior also got the MTM touch. Here, the German company added a new set of RS sport seats with carbon covers up front and RS back seats. New RS door panels were also installed.
The new MTM S8 Talladega R will be shown at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show at stand 2045 in Hall 2 on March 1st.
MTM S8 Talladega R Specifications
Displacement: 4.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Maximum Horsepower: 802 / 590 kW at 6,000 RPM
Maximum Torque: 697 lb-ft. / 945 Nm from 2,250 to 5,500 RPM
-MTM Turbochargers with downpipes
-MTM stainless steel exhaust system
-MTM ECU software tune
-MTM engine cover
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.1 seconds
Acceleration 0-124 mph: 9.9 seconds
Acceleration 0-186 mph: 29.0 seconds
Top Speed: 218 mph / 350 km/h
Wheels, Tires, Suspension, and Brakes:
Wheels: MTM Bitmoto
Wheel Size: 10.5 x 22
Tires: Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Tire Size: 265/30 ZR22
Suspension: MTM F-Cantronic for air suspension
Brakes: Full carbon ceramic
-Front spoiler with carbon inlets
-Front spoiler lip
-Carbon rear diffuser with dual RS-style oval tailpipes
-Side mirror housing
-RS front sport seats with carbon cover
-RS back seat
-RS door panels
MTM S8 Talladega R Gallery
Source: MTM – Motoren Technik Mayer