The 2016 Audi S8 Plus will set back customers in the United States at least $114,900 when sales begin next month.
The car will celebrate its North American debut at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show 2015 offering prospective customers their first chance to see the high-performance S8 variant. At this stage, it isn’t known what optional extras will be available in the U.S nor how much each of them will cost.
Powering the Audi S8 Plus is a 4.0-litre TFSI V8 engine built by the German marque. It has been tuned to deliver 605 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque in overboost mode. That results in a sprint to 100 km/h of just 3.8 seconds as well as a top speed of 305 km/h. Helping to achieve the extra power and torque is a custom ECU, modified exhaust valves and tweaked inner geometry for the turbochargers.
The power is converted to the road by an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox and Quattro drivetrain together with a sport differential. Adaptive air suspension, sport and dynamic steering and 21 inch wheels with 275/35 tires help to keep it planted. An optional dynamic package removes the top speed limiter, adds carbon fibre reinforced ceramic brakes with anthracite-grey calipers and a sports exhaust system.