We were super impressed with this Audi flagship on our first test drive a few months ago in San Diego. With the opportunity to live with the S8, commuting to the office during the week, and taking on the curvy roads of the Delaware Water Gap to our weekend hike location, our admiration soared. Driving the Audi S8 is enlightening, elegant, and captivating.
With bold style and pure V8 power, this S8 is a performance road conqueror and a standout among luxury sports sedans. Its fantastic profile and dramatic level roofline accentuates the S8’s length. Designed with wheel arches that allude to its standard Quattro all-wheel, this bold S8 is built for speed.
From its identifiable four tailpipes, a design signature of Audi S models, and that bold grille adorned from top to bottom with chrome angles this S8 has a formidable appearance. Our photo car had the additional Black Optic Plus package which includes black mirrors, badges, rings, and black 21-inch wheels.
At the heart of the S8 is the MMI Infotainment system complete with two displays. The upper screen controls infotainment and navigation functions. The lower is devoted to climate control and comfort operations like massaging, ventilation, and seat heating. In addition, the occupants can control most functions through advanced natural voice recognition.
The Audi virtual cockpit, with the optional head-up display, contributes to a thoroughly modern driver-focused experience that will always have you keeping one eye on the apex. (The apex is the point on the race track which you are closest to the inside of the corner, also referred to as the clipping point.)
The S8 is a high-performance sports sedan for the everyday driver. With its 563-horsepower, 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine it will produce that thrill in your core that can only be found in a supercar. Thanks to the sport air suspension and dynamic all-wheel steering you are so ready. The S8 also comes with standard 20-inch 5-double-spoke S design wheels on summer tires. The optional Executive package includes 21-inch 10-spoke-star design wheels on our ride with the Black optic plus package includes 21-inch 10-spoke design wheels with a black finish that makes the S8 even more stunning. Audi S8.
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