Until recently, nobody even thought that Audi supercar dares to create a powerful supercar of 580 horsepower, especially after not very successful model Audi R8. However, the company has proved that it can make a car that will catch the famous Porsche 911 Turbo.
This model is equipped with a 5.2-liter ten-cylinder engine with two turbines. This engine is borrowed from the previous model – RS6, only slightly took some modifications. The power of this unit makes 572 horsepower.
After the test piece of Audi RS8 has burned during a trial race at the Nurburgring, it was reported that Audi company couldn’t install on the V10 engine so powerful cooling system/ that could prevent firing. However, Audi has coped with the task, and a year later stated that cooling problem is solved. On the Audi RS8 scheme is used, which was developed for conceptual R8 diesel V12 – compared to the base model, it delivers 20 percent better cooling of the engine compartment. This supercar is the most powerful modification of supercar Audi R8.
It was expected that the car would accelerate to hundreds in less than 4 seconds and to 160 km / h – for as much as 8.5 seconds. This is undoubtedly a great result. The maximum speed of the model is 320 km / h.
Externally, the RS8 is different from the production model R8. The rear wheel arches were changed – they have become more prominent, and the side gills-air intakes characterize the capacity of the motor. However, the wheels and tires of the prototype do not differ from the standard R8.
Inside the vehicle, it should be noted the abundant use of aluminum and leather. Also, that is a racing steering wheel equipped with several keys for easy management of critical systems. In general, everything is perfect: ergonomic, comfortable, stylish, and luxurious.
And finally – it was assumed that the price of this modification would be in Europe, EUR 150 000. And it is not too expensive, especially compared, for example, with Lamborghini Gallardo.
Audi abandoned the idea to release a super-powerful executive class sedan and opened the secret meaning of the seemingly unpopular decision.
Ingolstadt RS8 is excellent, but the S 63 AMG is incredible! At Audi, there is a 4,0-liter V-shaped 8-cylinder engine with two turbines, while the AMG double boost pumps air into the furnace V8 engine capacity of 5.5 liters. The superiority in power and thrust is on the side of Mercedes-Benz: 585 hp 900 Nm and 520 hp and 650 Nm. With all-wheel drive S 63 AMG, the start to 100 km / h in 4.0 seconds, S8 is almost neck and neck, trailing by 0.2 seconds. But soon there will be even crazier S 65 AMG. But playing with a supercar capacity is not for Audi.