The Audi A8 is a four door luxury limousine from the German automaker that competes with the BMW 7 Series sedan. The A8 entered production in 1994 and the third generation was just unveiled as a 2011 model. Powered by everything from a 2.8 Liter V6 in the base model all the way up to the top of the line 6.0 Liter W12. The first generation S8 was featured in the 1998 film Ronin, powered by a 4.2 Liter V8 making 335 HP. Meanwhile the second generation S8 had a 5.2 Liter FSI V10 under the hood that produced 444 HP and 398 lb-ft of torque and could rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.1 seconds, more then enough to trounce its 12 cylinder luxury limousine rivals despite being electronically limited to a 155 MPH top speed.
More tuning for the Audi A8 : Abt Sportsline now also offers a front spoiler lip to round off the extensive product range for the A8 that includes extravagant Abt wheels, an exhaust system with four end-pipes and a rear spoiler. The front spoiler lip harmonizes perfectly with the chrome single frame of the new flag ship from Ingolstadt. The add-on part that was developed especially for the voluminous Audi gives the A8 even sportier looks. The front spoiler lip underlines the grand presence (...) More
Welcome to another outstanding vehicle produced by the Kahn Laboratories. As usual massive attention to detail and the highest possible standards are maintained throughout. Project Kahn have taken another already exclusive vehicle and transformed it into something out of this world. The A8 ‘Facelift’ brings individual looks and superior styling to the road. Although all of the elements of the facelift are available separately the full combination alone brings out the true potential of the (...) More
The next A8 is scheduled to be released at the end of 2009. The first prototype mules have been sighted near the Nurburgring. The test car is about three inches longer than the current A8. Power will come from a new V-12 diesel and a new V-10 gasoline engine. Audi ’s new A8 will meet strong competition on its introduction. In the same year, BMW will launch the new 7-Series, and the long-awaited Porsche Panamera four-door will also be on sale. If you want more info about the actual version (...) More
One of the world’s most modern eight-cylinder engines is now available for the Audi A6 and A8 model lines. The 4.2 FSI, closely related to the high-revving V8 in the Audi RS 4, develops considerably more power than its 335 bhp predecessor. With the aid of petrol direct injection, it now generates 350 bhp (257 kW). And at the same time, its fuel consumption is around 10 percent lower. The immense power of the eight-cylinder engine is transferred via 6-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro (...) More
This is not quite a news. Just something I found this days while surfing the net. It’s about a very rich sheik and his unique car, a silver car. And no, it’s not about the colour. Simply the car it’s made out of silver. The weight was almost tripled and it required special tires to support the load as well as all of the "Shock Absorber System". How long do you think this would last in the 5th ward of Houston, Texas to avoid a "Car Jacking"? Amazing what 2.75$ a gallon gas can buy, isn’t (...) More
With the 2006 model year, Audi of America is offering its most extensive range of A8 models ever with new choices that offer customers added exclusivity and increased dynamic driving pleasure. The A8 family now consists of three models: the A8 in normal wheelbase form, the highly acclaimed A8 L luxury sport sedan with its extended wheelbase and increased interior room and, the ultimate A8, the A8 L W12 with a 450 horsepower 12 cylinder powerplant. New for this year on the entire range is the new new signature single-frame grille. An outer chrome ring surrounds the bold new design which stretches from the hood line to the bottom of the front fascia.