The has been spotted while road testing in the Alps, completely devoid of any disguise or camouflage. Apparently, the German performance sedan is content to let its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine do all the boasting. The S8 has very refined looks and sports only subtle design tweaks from the standard , such as a slightly more aggressive front fascia and quad-tip exhausts peeking out from beneath the rear bumper.
Motivation for the S8 will come from a turbocharged V-8, set to be shared with other products like the S6 and S7. The same engine will also be found in base models of the , which is currently powered by a twin-turbo W-12. As hand-me-downs go in the automotive world, it certainly doesn't get much better than this. Expect the S8 to offer upward of 500 bhp. (more...)
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