A brutal German super-sedan.
The Audi S8 has always been a pretty powerful full-size luxury sedan that is capable of hanging with a few of the kids in the sports car class. This current facelifted third generation brought things to a whole new level of performance with its 4.0 TFSI engine that easily makes it one of the quickest in its class. But, after the team at ABT Sportsline worked their magic, the Audi S8 can easily hang with some of the supercars out there.
What makes this incredible performance possible is the twin-turbocharged 4.0 TFSI V-8 engine that has already been tweaked by the factory, but not to its full potential. ABT Sportsline gave the Audi S8 a standalone control unit that optimizes a wide range of parameters to send power skyrocketing up to 640 horsepower and 575 lb-ft. of torque, up from the stock 520 horsepower/479 lb-ft. of torque output. That means that the factory 0-62 mph time of 4.1 seconds drops and the 155 mph regulated top speed gets pushed back to 174 mph. All that power is spit out through a set of four stainless steel tailpipes and an ABT sport muffler.
While the newly tuned engine may be enough for some customers, others may want to flaunt this newfound performance a bit, visually. ABT Sportsline can install a set of their 21-inch ABT DR alloy wheels with a Mystic Black or Gunmetal finish. If those are too big, then customers can opt for the 20-inch ABT ER-C wheels in a Silver Bullet or Gunmetal color. To ensure that those wheels sit snug inside the wheel wells, ABT Sportsline can install a lowering module that reduces the overall ride height of the Audi S8 by up to 25 mm at both axles.
The ABT Sportsline Audi S8 may not have the same nimble moves as a sports car or supercar, but it has the acceleration and power to provide some stiff competition.
ABT Sportsline Audi S8 Specifications
Displacement: 4.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Twin turbocharged
Maximum Horsepower: 640 / 471 kW
Maximum Torque: 575 lb-ft. / 780 Nm
-ABT control module
-ABT stainless steel sport muffler with quad tailpipes
Top Speed: 174 mph / 280 km/h
Wheels and Suspension:
Wheels: 21-inch ABT DR Sport wheels in Mystic Black or Gunmetal
Optional Wheels: 20-inch ABT ER-C wheels in Silver Bullet or Gunmetal
Suspension: ABT lowering module; 25 mm lower front/rear
ABT Sportsline Audi S8 Gallery
Source: ABT Sportsline