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In 2001, Audi introduced an 01 S8 variant in the vein of Mercedes-Benz AMG models. Although it shared the standard model's platform, it featured a re-tuned, 360 PS (265 kW) version of the standard V8 engine, a re-tuned suspension with larger wheels and upgraded tires, enlarged brakes and a re-calibrated version of the 5-speed Tiptronic transmission (European-spec models 2004 had a 6-speed manual transmission option); quattro was standard. Production of the first-generation S8 ended in 2003, shortly before the introduction of the D3 2001 platform A8 Performance Parts.

In the last quarter of 2005, Audi introduced a new S8 05, now powered by a 450 PS (331 kW) V10 engine derived from the 5.0 L V10 used in the Lamborghini Gallardo 2006. Much public confusion surrounded this engine choice after Audi's initial announcement because its power output is identical to that of the W12 motor, prompting people to ask why Audi would bother with the development of the V10 in 06.


2006 Audi S8However, Audi claims that the V10 revs more quickly than the W12, and that its lighter weight helps give the S8 a lower overall curb weight and better weight distribution (the SWB model being 20 kg lighter). Initial reviews from European automotive magazines seem generally positive.


A8 Performance Parts add horsepower to your car, making it faster from 0-60 and the quarter mile. Every modification you do to your car make the car more enjoyable to drive. A8 Performance Parts can add as little as 1hp and up to hundreds of hp depending on what type of upgrade you choose from. Some A8 Performance Parts such as chips can be installed in minutes adding horsepower and torque. Performance Pulleys are also a good horsepower upgrade to add to your list of upgrades. Turbo Timers are essential for turbo's during summer time conditions when your engine can be really hot.