Here we have the sporty Audi S8, a version of the Audi A8 series that holds the new 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine. From the factory, this car produces 512 HP and 650 Nm of torque. Plenty for the average driver looking for a high performance luxury car, however ABT Sportsline felt it needed more. Founder Hans-Jürgen Abt quoted below.
“For us, the new AS8 is the best of both worlds, that is, the best in terms of both comfort and acceleration and agility. After all, the AS8 has to meet our premium customers’ standards when it comes to performance and luxuriousness.”
After the performance tuning in the shop, ABT was able to boost the Audi A8 figures by 100 horses and 130 Nm of torque. Exact numbers are still pending but you can safely say the car now puts down 612 horsepower along with 780 Nm of torque to accomplish a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time around 4 seconds flat. The tuners also noted that it can reach 200 km/h in 13 seconds and the top speed has been electronically limited to 290 km/h or 180 mph. Final modifications for this ABT Sportsline Audi S8 project consist of a lowering module for the air suspension along with new wheels measuring 19-20 inches in size.