The new Audi S8 Update
Come on, 598bhp is frankly ridiculous, isn't it?
Yes it is, and the big German manufacturers seem to be embroiled in a winky waving contest to prove who has the fastest executive saloon. And Audi just brought out its big guns, with the upcoming S8 plus.
It's a sleek speed machine that's powered by a 4.0-litre V8 TFSI and can tickle 189mph. Cheeky.
But I just bought a Mercedes AMG S 65, should I have kept the receipt?
Ha ha, you silly scamp. But seriously, yes. Because despite your swanky motor boasting more horses under the bonnet, the new Audi features a featherweight, predominantly aluminium space frame, so it's lighter and therefore quicker to 62mph from a standstill.
It'll do it in just 3.8 seconds, in case you needed more bad news to completely ruin your day.
- 4.0-litre V8 TFSI top speed 189MPH
- 0-60MPH IN 3.8 seconds