You’re not going to find a lot of cars that offer the same amount of premium performance and luxury comfort quite like the Audi S8. You could try, but your efforts will be probably end in futile resignation. The S8 is a luxury limousine that can match wits with some of the most expensive supercars on the market. Naturally, it’s also the perfect model for ABT Sportline to work its magic on.

The German tuner known for building some of the aftermarket Audi programs is back at it again. It’s certainly safe to assume that ABT Sportsline developed an impressive program for the S8, giving us even more reasons to love the performance variant of the A8 luxury car.

I wouldn’t put it past ABT Sportsline to accomplish this goal. After all, this is the same tuner that has created aftermarket programs for just about every Audi model in the market today. As far as Audi vehicles are concerned, nothing is beyond reach for ABT Sportsline; this kit for the S8 is proof of that.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi S8 By ABT Sportsline.

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Audi S8 By ABT Sportsline in detail

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It’s hard to imagine what a tuning group can do to make you love the S8 even more. Like the A8, it already boasts a cushy and luxurious look with a sculpted exterior and spacious interior. Unlike the A8, the S8 also packs a mouth-watering, turbocharged, V-8 engine that pumps out an impressive 520 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. What more can ABT Sportsline do to improve the car?

A lot, it turns out. Aesthetically, the German tuner didn’t do much to add to the S8’s already impressive looks. But it did take off the luxury sedan’s stock wheels and replace them with a set of their own in the form of 21-inch ABT DR “Mystic Black” rollers. If those wheels aren’t to your liking, ABT Sportsline also offers a set of 20-inch DR “Gun Metal” wheels or 20-inch ABT ER-C “Silver Bullet” rims. Whatever wheels you choose, they’re going to look mighty fly on the S8.

The other highlight of ABT Sportsline’s program for the S8 is the comprehensive engine upgrade given to the luxury sedan.

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I’ve already established just how powerful the S8 is even with its standard engine configuration. But once you add ABT Sportsline’s new S New Generation kit based on the tuner’s own ABT Engine Control software, the S8’s output is increased to numbers that typically only supercars boast of these days.

ABT Sportsline also added its own muffler system to optimize the S8’s new output, which by the way is now up to a staggering 675 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque. That’s a huge increase from the S8’s standard 520 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque.

The German tuner also announced that the ABT-tuned S8 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds to go with a top speed of 180 mph. Any which way you look at it, those are supercar-like numbers.

ABT Sportsline spent as much time developing the program as it did testing it, which speaks to the level of quality you get when you enlist one of the best Audi tuners in the world to prepare a program for the S8. Customers in Germany also get the added bonus of securing a two-year warranty for the program, beginning from delivery and up to 100,000 km (62,137 miles) on the odometer.

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Press Release

Incredibly fast but providing first-class comfort: the Audi S8 tuned by ABT Sportsline is proof of the fact that you can in fact build a super sports car that is not uncomfortable, noisy and cramped. A luxury limo at its core, this car accelerates as fast as a Ferrari or Lamborghini. “As always, we have timed it precisely: our S8 reaches 100 kph in 3.6 seconds. And in contrast to the serial version, its top speed is 290 kph,” says a proud CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. To realise this impressive performance, the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group has uprated the car from 520 hp / 382 kW to 675 hp / 496 kW and from 650 to 840 Nm.

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This is made possible by ABT POWER S New Generation, based upon its own
ABT Engine Control including a special software. And an ABT muffler system optimises the technical part without changing the attractive serial look. The entire performance package has been tested on ABT’s own dynamometer and public roads, also for its stability, which is why in Germany it comes with a 2-year warranty on the basis of the manufacturer’s guarantee – from first delivery and up to 100,000 km.

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In visual terms, the Audi S8 has been left largely untouched and cultivates high-end understatement. But you can always order ABT’s alloy wheels. The car in the photo, for example, is equipped with the exciting 21’’ ABT DR in “mystic black”. And the wheels are also available in “gun metal” and in 20’’, as is the cast ABT ER-C. The latter also comes in “silver bullet”. But all this is up to the customer, and 675 hp / 496 kW will always get the wheels turning, anyway.

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