The D2 generation Audi A8/S8 sold in the U.S market in extremely limited numbers. Only 2,362 Audi A8’s were sold in the year 2000 – by comparison, Plymouth sold 2,746 Prowlers during the same year. In 2001, only 813 S8 models were sold
Despite a length approaching 17 feet long, the aluminum chassis and subframe keep curb weight down to only 4,068 lbs – almost 300 lbs less than the same year 740iL
The 40 valve 4.2L V8 was the most powerful production engine built by Audi at the time (superseded by the W12 engine the following year). A bespoke low-friction valvetrain, high lift camshaft, and high flow intake/exhaust manifolds help the engine feel comfortable at high-RPM, allowing the transmission to shift as high as 7,000 RPM. Despite this, 90% of peak torque remains available at just 2000 RPM
Compared to the regular A8, the S8 features Brembo brakes, .8 inch lower ride height, and thicker sway bars and stiffer springs and shocks. However, every major road test publication claims that the suspension modifications extracts only a small toll in ride quality over the regular A8
With a compliant ride, Quattro all-wheel drive, and a 1/4 mile time that rivals the same year Honda S2000 (14.4 sec), the S8 successfully established Audi as a worth AMG competitor
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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