The Audi S8 came about in 1996 and shorty after was featured in the 1998 film Ronin, powered by a 4.2 Liter V8 making 335 HP and 317 lb-ft of torque, the four door sport tuned luxury limousine was a symbol of performance and sophistication. Meanwhile the second generation S8 was introduced in 2006 with 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.
The Audi S8 is the supreme athlete in the luxury class: With its combination of ten-cylinder FSI power, permanent – and here particularly sporty – quattro four-wheel drive and Audi Space Frame, the Audi S8 occupies a unique position within its competitive field of high-performance saloons. The outstanding potential of the ten-cylinder powerpack finds its counterpart in the dynamically tuned sports suspension, high-performance brake system and sporty yet elegant design.
It seems that Audi is a real succes among Hollywood ’s celebrities. Kevin Costner and his son just bought a two Audis: for him the new S8 and for his son the Q7 SUV. They apparently like them any color as long as they’re black.
Other celebrities that owns Audis: Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. > Full story
Distinct sports appeal, elegant style and supreme comfort – these are the characteristic features of the Audi A8. At the time of its market launch three years ago, this large sedan shot straight to the top of the luxury segment thanks to its dynamic qualities. The Ingolstadt brand is now unveiling a sporty top model of the very highest caliber: the Audi S8 stands for exceptional dynamism, as expressed by its engine, transmission, suspension and design, as well as for exclusiveness and luxury.