Tag: Audi S8

Car and Driver Reviews Jaguar XJR L

The Ford Premier Automotive Group was once a form of corporate high school which step-brothers Jaguar and Aston Martin attended.  The latter firm was the big man on campus who got the cool 12-cylinder engines, dramatic styling and flagship position in the blue oval’s brand portfolio.  It was also its parents’ unofficial favorite child.  Jaguar […] More »

  Comments | By - February 14, 2014

Consider Your Neck Snapped: 650-Horsepower MTM Audi S8

Let’s recall some specs on the stock Audi S8: 520 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque out of a twin-turbo 4.0L V8; naught to 60 in 3.5 seconds, and 11.8 seconds in the quarter-mile. That’s pretty neck-snapping. Now there’s a version of the Audi S8 modified by MTM. Ringing the cash registers at about $207,000, […] More »

  Comments | By - September 19, 2013

2015 Audi S8 Matrix LED Headlights in Action

It is said the eyes are the gateway to the soul. Now that Audi has upped the game with its Matrix LED headlight technology, the Audi S8’s soul can shine brighter. A demo of those Matrix LEDs in action can be seen in the video below. It is a shame an outdated 1968 law means […] More »

  Comments | By - August 27, 2013

In the Mile-High Club, Which is Faster: Audi S8 or Tesla Model S?

At sea level the Audi S8 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. At a mile above sea level, lower oxygen concentration means the Audi S8 is slower. While twin-turbocharging stifles the power loss an NA motor suffers at elevated altitudes, forced-induction engines still lose some power at high elevations. The Tesla Model […] More »

  Comments | By - July 23, 2013