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Audi S8 Plus packs 597 hp, goes like stink

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Audi today unveiled the new S8 Plus with a fearsome 597-horsepower 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine and 8-speed Tiptronic autobox. It sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 305 km/h when you opt not to take the speed limiter (250 km/h). 

This juiced-up full-size luxury sedan is the quickest-accelerating S model and the fastest S8 ever created. It will start at £97,700 in the U.K. when Audi begins taking orders in October, with deliveries scheduled for January. 

Before you start drooling all over your phone or keyboard, please note that the Audi S8 Plus has yet to be confirmed for Canada. 

The exterior features exclusive matte silver paint, a subtle rear spoiler, massive 21” wheels, and carbon-ceramic brakes with the Audi logo on the callipers. Let’s not forget the quad exhaust system and gorgeous Matrix LED headlights.

Inside the Audi S8 Plus, you’ll find black leather upholstery with red stitching, Alcantara door panels, aluminum accents on the pedals, footrest and centre console, as well as 22-way power adjustable sport seats. 

Look for the S8 Plus to make its official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month.