2012 Audi S8 to Get 520-hp Turbocharged V8

2012 Audi S8 to Get 520-hp Turbocharged V8

Destined for dealers some time in 2012, the Audi S8 could debut as early as the Frankfurt Auto Show this Fall. Along with what will no doubt be the largest grille ever fitted to a production car, the S8 will be powered by the company’s new turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine making an impressive 520-hp.

Past S8 iterations were less than impressive with a naturally aspirated Lamborghini V10 that was harder on your wallet than it was on the asphalt. The new high-torque engine with Audi’s new lighter chassis should make for an impressive turnaround for the car, especially when equipped with the usual S goodies, like larger wheels, upgraded brakes and a stiffer suspension.

Look for a sticker price above $100,000.

[Source: Car & Driver]


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