The ultimate luxury sports sedan.
The Audi S8 flies under the performance radar with its twin-turbocharged 4.0 TFSI engine and sport-tuned chassis, and the S8 Plus does even more so with its added output. While the team at ABT Sportsline has made a 640- and 675-horsepower upgrade kit for the S8, it has reached the pinnacle with their new Audi S8 Plus upgrade that surpasses 700 horsepower.
“The Biturbo-V8 is actually designed to be eligible for another upgrade without compromising its incredible features in regard to performance and applicability for everyday life,” said Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of ABT Sportsline. The ABT Power “New Generation” upgrade programs for the standard S8 models formed the basis for the new ABT Power “New Generation” kit for the S8 Plus.
Armed with the new upgrade program, the ABT Sportsline Audi S8 Plus produces 705 horsepower and 620 lb-ft. of torque from its 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. That’s enough to send the super sedan to 62 mph from rest in just 3.5 seconds and to a top speed of 199 mph. That power is audible through the new 89-mm quad tailpipes in the ABT muffler system, making the super sedan a little less inconspicuous.
All that power is controlled by a new ABT Level Control chassis that syncs up with the factory driving dynamic system. Drivers can choose between different modes to suit their styles and also reduce the ride height by 25 mm for a better overall center of gravity.
The more athletic stance of the ABT Sportsline Audi S8 Plus is further enhanced by a choice of DR or FR wheels in 20-, 21-, and 22 inches. These are shod in either Continental or Dunlop performance tires for better grip.
Packing 705 horsepower, the new ABT Sportsline Audi S8 Plus will easily make its presence felt with its performance.
ABT Sportsline Audi S8 Plus Specifications
Displacement: 4.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Maximum Horsepower: 705 / 517 kW
Maximum Torque: 620 lb-ft. / 840 Nm
-ABT Power “New Generation”
-ABT pre-muffler replacement
-ABT muffler system
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.5 seconds
Top Speed: 199 mph / 320 km/h
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: ABT DR or FR
Wheel Sizes: 9.5 x 20, 9.0 x 21, 9.5 x 21, or 10.0 x 22
Tires: Continental or Dunlop
Suspension: ABT Level Control (approx. 25 mm lower)
ABT Sportsline Audi S8 Plus Gallery
Source: ABT Sportsline