Overheard at an Audi new-product think-tank meeting: “Why don’t we get one of our traditional four-door sedans — the bigger and more luxurious it is the better — and stick the most powerful, hottest engine we can find into it . . . Yeah, then we’ll take it on the Autobahn and surprise the heck out of every two-door sports car we come across!”
A fictional conceptual conversation about the Audi S8, but it must have been something along those lines.
For that extra under-hood heat, Audi turned to its Italian affiliate, Lamborghini. And came back with a 5.2-litre, 10-cylinder engine for the S8. Previously used in the Lamborghini Gallardo, this engine can muster-up 450 horsepower when unleashed and allowed to climb to its 7,000-plus rev range.
Actually it’s more like singing at full voice — the S8’s pipes can fill your ears like the Three Tenors at full vibrato.
Exceptional without being conceited, the Audi S8 is a high-octane indulgent pleasure that borders on excessive, much like an expensive bottle of fine wine.
Source: Canada.com, picture by Audi