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Audi S8 Quattro



Audi S8 Quattro

Audi S8 Quattro

Audi S8 Quattro

Year (of specifications) 2006
Engine 5204 cc V10
Transmission AWD
Max speed 155 mph
0-60 5.1 seconds
Horsepower 450 bhp @ 7000 rpm
weight 1940 kg / 4276 lbs

The Audi S8 Quattro is the range topping model in the '8' series. The new 5.2-litre V10 petrol engine has performance-biased pedigree that perfectly suits the ultimate A8. Maximum power of 450 bhp is delivered at 7,000 rpm, and peak torque of 400 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm, with up to 90 per cent of this total available from just 2,300 rpm, giving the S8 Quattro a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed limited electronically to 155 mph.

The S8 uses the Lamborghini Gallardo's 5.0-litre unit, developed by Lamborghini in conjunction with Audi, as its foundation, the 5.2-litre V10 incorporates bespoke features that tailor its much-loved character to meet luxury saloon requirements, without diluting it. These include Audi FSI direct petrol injection for optimum responsiveness and efficiency, and the addition of a balancing shaft for maximum engine refinement.

The first ever V10 from Audi is effectively harnessed by a chassis combining adaptive air suspension with the latest generation quattro permanent four-wheel-drive system, featuring a standard torque split of 40:60 (front / rear) that helps to optimize axle load distribution for even greater agility and steering precision.

The air suspension of the Audi S8 is based on the Sport set-up offered throughout the A8 range, featuring firmer damping and a 1 inch ride height reduction in each of its four modes. The system has been modified for the Audi S8 quattro to suit its even more pronounced sporting bias, with revisions to the suspension mounts and to the shock absorbers within the air-spring bellows designed to maximize roll resistance. The speed dependent Servotronic power steering has also been further sharpened through revisions to the steering ratio giving a reduction in lock-to-lock turns.


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