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Audi S8: Spy shots! Is this it?

Audi S8

Are these fresh spy shots showing the new Audi S8? It looks like the real deal.

Though appearing to be a production A8 W12, this car’s different lower front fascia (no fog lights) and quad exhaust point to a possible S8 drivetrain. Another clue is that quattro GmbH cars typically carry “HN” license plates (Heilbronn-Neckar) vs. Audi’s “IN” (Ingolstadt) plates. As far as the next-gen S8’s engine (D4) is concerned, current speculation has been pointing to a new twin-turbo 4.0T V8 powerplant, rumored to produce around 450 horsepower.