Athlete in a suit: ABT Sportsline upgrades the new Audi S8




Auto Tuning: The new Audi S8 upgraded with 700 HP and ABT Sport FR rims in 21.

The new Audi S8 upgraded with 700 HP and ABT Sport FR rims in 21; @ABT Sportsline

This racy luxury limousine comes with an extremely attractive performance upgrade

The fourth generation of the racy luxury limousine Audi S8 came onto the market in early 2020, with a powerful V8 bi-turbo petrol engine delivering 571 hp (420 kW) and 800 Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h: 3.8 seconds! As such, it is faster than a current 992 model. But can it also compete with even faster super sports cars? With this comparison, ABT Sportsline Tuning comes into play with an extremely attractive performance upgrade.

The software of the high-tech ABT Engine Control unit has been precisely adapted for this model and can unleash a hefty 700 hp (515 kW) from the new Audi S8. Maximum torque increases to 880 Nm. This amazing power is clearly reflected in the new performance figures: Now the traditional standard sprint from a standing start to 100 km/h is achieved in 3.4 seconds.

For vehicles equipped with ABT Power and ceramic brakes, an optional top speed increase to 270 km/h is available. The 5.18-metre limousine, weighing over 2.3 tonnes, generally cuts a fine figure, even when cornering. This is down to the meticulously designed standard suspension. The chassis can tilt up to three degrees when cornering, and a camera constantly monitors the next 15 metres, to facilitate active response to any uneven surface.

Aesthetically, the Audi S8 maintains an elegant, understated appearance. Therefore, upon request, ABT Sportsline adds just one discreet carbon fibre rear spoiler. Additional sporty trappings include 20-inch ABT GR or FR wheels. The latter is also available in 21-inch, as featured on the pictured vehicle.

From inside too, the owner can drop subtle hints to his passengers that they are not travelling in a standard Audi S8. The ABT start-stop-switch-cap and ABT shift knob cover make this possible.A step on the accelerator will remove any doubt.

The new Audi S8 upgraded with 700 HP and ABT Sport FR rims in 21; @ABT Sportsline