Meet the Audi S8. Audi’s arsenal of premium high-performance grand saloons just welcomed its latest member to its South African offering. It’s extremely rare that grand saloons combine luxury and performance with such finesse. The S8 has achieved this and so much more. Standing in a league of its own, the S8, produces an astronomical 420kW of power. Its power, linked with its luxury design is winning straight off the starting block.
The S8 is a remarkable piece of German engineering. Based Audi’s A8 sedan. It houses all the luxury offerings of massaging seats, soft leather trimmings all round, the best in infotainment offerings, to mention a few. The cabin is super quiet, similar to what we have grown to love in the A8, the only difference here is the performance. Starting with the suspension, the S8 has superior handling on the road, turning this into the ultimate performance saloon. The Predictive Active Suspension is incredible. It makes use of a camera to scan the road and plan ahead by adjusting its ride height to its surroundings, ensuring the smoothest ride possible. Playing in the same league as the Maserati Quattroporte, the S8 does not disappoint.
The S8 is powered by a potent 4.0l V8 twin-turbo motor that delivers 420kW and 800Nm of torque that’s mated with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. This quattro all-wheel-drive pony from Audi does the 0-100km/h sprint in 3.8sec.
The Audi S8 Quattro will set you back a cool R2 759 000.00