This generation Audi S8 has always been impressive. Since it first debuted at the 2019 LA Auto Show, it’s been a car that punched above its weight class. The S8 isn’t a full-blown Audi Sport model, nor is it as powerful as its Audi Sport siblings. However, despite that, the Audi S8 manages to impressive with performance that belies its spec sheet figures and luxury that will coddle even the snobbiest of snobs. Few cars have as much duality.
In this new video from Autogefühl, we get to take a very in-depth look at the Audi S8; its design, its technology, its cabin, its practicality, its performance, and the way it drives. If there’s anything you want to know about the Audi S8, you’ll find it in this video.
Under the hood, the Audi S8 uses a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8, making 563 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. That’s less power than the current crop of Audi Sport models but the same amount of torque. And while it might not be a proper Audi RS car, the S8 accelerates like one, getting from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Audi must be underrating its power figures because that’s bonkers fast for something of its size.
Now that it’s been facelifted, the Audi S8 finally looks as special as it is. Its grille is all new, and features a sharper hockey stick-style grille insert design. The new grille adds bling to the front end of the car, which makes it more stylish and more visually interesting, as do the new headlights. The latter are now more aggressive, with sharper edges, and have better technology.
Inside, the Audi S8 is as comfortable and luxurious as ever. Its design isn’t really changed but that’s not such a bad thing when you consider how nice it always was.
If you want to learn about the Audi S8, this video will do the trick. It’s long but incredibly in-depth and goes over absolutely everything.