• Audi A8 by Hofele Design

Even if the car is still less than three-months old, tuning houses are already scrambling in putting together performance packages for the Audi A8. Now, it looks like the first tuning house to have struck the proverbial hot iron is Hofele Design with a tuning package that it claims to improve not only the A8’s aesthetic design, but also - and more importantly - its overall performance.

Starting under the hood, the A8’s 4.2-liter V8 petrol engine has been tuned to deliver 400 horsepower - a significant spike from the base model’s 372 horsepower capability. As far as the luxury sedan’s 4.2-liter V8 TDI diesel is concerned, Hofele Design was able to bump the A8’s horsepower from 350 ponies to about 395 horsepower. In addition to that, the performance package was also able to shave off a tenth-of-a-second - 5.3 seconds to 5.2 seconds - from the car’s 0-60mph clocked time.

Hofele Design also went out of its way to provide a laundry list of aerodynamic modifications for the A8, not the least of which includes a new front bumper with big air intakes and air vents, air intakes / outtakes in the front fenders, discreet side skirts, rear apron as diffuser with openings for the stainless steel sports muffler with four tailpipes and flap control for sound optimization, a bigger trunk spoiler lip, and last but certainly not list a set of 20-inch or 22-inch alloy wheels.


Alina Moore
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  (501) posted on 06.10.2011

This car is quite aggressive and sporty! And what I like most about the Audi is that they are very consistent in the power performance of their car plus it offers a better fuel economy.

  (375) posted on 03.1.2010

Well, the improvement of the engine performance is awesome and very impressive but I think I’m a little bit confused with the exterior of the car as I don’t see it as a sporty car or a luxurious ride. Kinda makes you think on what the look is all about.

  (511) posted on 03.1.2010

Another elegant model from Audi motors that can catch everyone attention. One cool fines performance and great aesthetic design equals the most wanted car

  (515) posted on 03.1.2010

they just over kill the A8, I’ve seen some breathtakingly-bad customs on AB, but this one actually induced a sharp, searing pain behind my eyeballs.

  (1332) posted on 02.28.2010

Lovely custom body kits by hofele it gives more aggressiveness and monstrous looking to the Audi A8.

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