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2013 Audi S8 Biturbo by MTM

Technical Specs
650 hp 590 lb-ft 3.9 s 182 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V8, Twin-turbo Length n/a
Displacement 244 cu in (3991 cc) Width n/a
Power 650 hp (485 kW) @ 5950 rpm Height n/a
Torque 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) @ 1700 rpm Weight n/a
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 3.9 s (4 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 182 mph (293 km/h)
Layout All Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 8 Speed Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 305/30 ZR21 Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Tire Size - Rear 305/30 ZR21 Base Price $209,000
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Discreet, but Effective Tuning for Audi S8

Published: Wed Oct 23, 2013 by Marko P.  |  Source: MTM
Including the lowered chassis complimenting the lavish Powerkit, the black mtm 
S8 is on sale for less than 155,000 euro ($209,000) - for connoisseurs who like 
to combine comfort with speed.
Including the lowered chassis complimenting the lavish Powerkit, the black mtm S8 is on sale for less than 155,000 euro ($209,000) - for connoisseurs who like to combine comfort with speed.

Looking at it at the Monte Carlo's pier, one might be forgiven to think this is an original S8, until he sees the three tell-tale letters testifying to this saloon's special status. mtm, a discreet white on black, is to be discerned forward of the rear wheel housing. Namely, a special Audi S8, one from the high tech laboratory of mtm, a stone's throw from the Audi's headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany.

Roland Mayer, an engineer and mtm GmbH's Managing Director, has specialized in upgrading series production Audis and numerous other types from the Volkswagen Group's extensive portfolio. Successfully so, because his creations win their laurels before the public's gaze, offer themselves up for international sporting comparison, set records and withstand critical media scrutiny of their quality in terms of technical precision, look and feel.

The same is true of the mtm S8 Biturbo. Instead of the series production 520 hp, the eight cylinder engine now boasts more than 650 hp at 5,950 rpm after mtm's engineers have worked their magic. Enough to accelerate the luxurious saloon from a standing start to 60 mph in less than four seconds. An impressive figure, as is the limited top speed of 182 mph (293 km/h). For the driver the penny actually drops throughout the acceleration process when the 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque develops not as a curve but in a straight line: from 1,700 rpm to 5,500 rpm the power, transmitted via an eight-speed tiptronic transmission, relentlessly forces all the occupants back into their seats. 405 X 38 mm brake discs on the front axle hold this powerplay suitably in check; the brake calipers are production standard - front and rear.

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