ⓘ Audi S8
Audi S8 D2 was produced from 1996 to 2003. The car featured a 4.2 liter V8 with 340 PS 250 kW; 335 hp. The D2 S8 could accelerate from 0-60 mph 97 km/h in 6.2 seconds. It has a curb weight of 1.730 kg 3.814 lb. In 1999, the car was updated with a power increase to 369 PS 271 kW; 364 hp, which brought the 0-60 mph acceleration down to 5.6 seconds. Top speed was electronically limited to 155 mph 250 km/h. It has a curb weight of 1.845 kg 4.068 lb. An Audi S8 D2 was chosen as the car of the protagonists of the film Ronin.
1. D3 Second generation
Audi S8 D3 was released from 2006 to 2010. The car was equipped with a modified V10 engine shared with the Lamborghini Gallardo of the same years. It produces 450 PS 331 kW; 444 hp, detuned by 50 PS 37 kW; 49 hp from the Gallardos power output of 500 PS 368 kW; 493 hp with the purpose of increasing its fuel efficiency. The top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph 250 km/h. Acceleration from 0-60 mph 97 km/h takes 5.1 seconds. It has a kerb weight of 1.940 kg 4.277 lb.
2. D4 Third generation
Audi S8 D4 2012–2013, facelift 2013–present 3.993 V8 TFSI. It produces 520 PS 382 kW; 513 hp. It accelerates from 0-60 mph 97 km/h in 3.6 seconds, bests the quarter mile in 11.9 seconds at 118 mph and reaches a top speed of 155 mph 249 km/h. Kerb weight is 2.050–2.065 kg 4.519–4.553 lb.
In 2016, the S8 plus version was launched with an increased engine power of 605 PS 445 kW; 597 hp. Acceleration from 0-60 mph 97 km/h takes 3.3 seconds and with the Dynamic Package it can reach a top speed of 190 mph 306 km/h.
3. D5 Fourth generation
The release of the fourth generation S8 is planned to begin in 2019–2020. For the first time, it will be offered in both short- and long-wheelbase versions. In North America, the S8 will only be available in long-wheelbase form i.e., an S8L, while other markets will offer either version.
The Audi S8 D5 will feature 563 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque as a result of its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. A 48-volt mild hybrid system will allow for stop-start use and coasting.