For now only a German release has been announced, but we still have our eye on the new 2016 Audi S8 Plus.
Audi is taking aim at the world’s fastest luxury sedans, especially Mercedes’ S-Class AMGs, with this 605-hp, 553 lb-ft of torque beast. 0-60 mph takes 3.8 seconds, but Audi is historically conservative when it comes to published acceleration times, so expect the Plus to be even faster.
And it’s not only the engine that’s responsible for those numbers. The Audi Space Frame – featuring a body made almost entirely of lightweight aluminium weighing an impressive 509 lbs – is also doing its part.
Other Audi goodies on the S8 Plus include a sportier exhaust system, carbon-ceramic brakes, Audi’s fancy Matrix-LED headlights, and Plus-exclusive matte silver paint.