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RE: MTM Audi S8

Wednesday 18th September 2013

MTM Audi S8

Turbocharged Audi goes to MTM with predictably mad results



Even before Ronin, the Audi S8 was a cool car. Subtle almost to the point of invisibility, it has always been quick, stylish and luxurious. That it isn't the last word in feedback doesn't matter like it does with Audi's smaller cars, and who doesn't love a big fast saloon?

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The current car is powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 as also found in the Bentley Continental GT. But now MTM has had a fiddle and produced some rather ludicrous numbers. A Powerkit has pushed power from 520hp to 650hp and torque from 480lb ft to 590lb ft, presumably through some work to the turbos and electronics.

That's quite a leap, especially for just 4,491 euros (£3,770). For those after the ultimate S8, a package including a cat-back exhaust is available, creating 660hp and 594lb ft. But given that costs another 4,000 euros (£3,357), we'd be tempted to stick with the 'regular' Powerkit.

Now the car you see here is kitted out with all the latest MTM upgrades, including some new 21-inch wheels (5,231 euros/£4,390), an 'F-Catronic' module for the air suspension (1,750 euros/£1,468) plus a brake upgrade at 6,700 euros (£5,623). Whilst the brakes might be a wise move, there remains the potential for a completely standard looking S8 with 650hp. Wonder if it still has cylinder deactivation?

Moreover, the latest S8 has also depreciated in the best large fast Audi fashion. This S8 would have been an £80K car last year. Less than 10,000 miles later, it's available at an Audi dealer for £60,850. It could be a 650hp S8 for less than £65,000. We cannot condone using it to outrun French police however...

Pictures: WCF




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Uncle John

Original Poster:

1,587 posts

115 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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Is that Fat - Catronic? Brilliant!

the_hood

346 posts

118 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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For under £4k, it would be rude not to!

Krikkit

11,010 posts

105 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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the_hood said:
For under £4k, it would be rude not to!
What a mad price! I was expecting it to be about £10k!

exceed

431 posts

100 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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Is there any equivalent tuner for Jags at all? My dad desperately wants to upgrade his XJ SuperSport but there's nothing available other than getting pieces here, there and everywhere... If he could get something like an MTM package that would suit him to a tee!

P.S. Epic car, although Audis bore me.

XJR500bhp

1,062 posts

134 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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Racing green are trying a few things for XJ's, nothing like this available yet though
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vrooom

3,729 posts

191 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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It just show how dull boring audi is, you needed 650hp to have fun. but that 4k upgrade is mad value of money!!!

Cupramax

6,687 posts

176 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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PH article said:
Catronic
Cantronic wink. PH, proof reading counts hehe

smilo996

1,337 posts

94 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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It also looks very subdued as well. It will be interesting to see whether MTM become the AMG of Merc. I would definitely have one of these over any Merc.
Audi never lost the ability to make turbo engines. The 2.7 twin turbo on the RS4 can happily be tuned to well over 500BHP fior not much money.

Nors

1,121 posts

79 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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vrooom said:
It just show how dull boring audi is,
It's started, how original!! rolleyes

vrooom said:
you needed 650hp to have fun.
Makes no sense!

Tuvra

7,238 posts

149 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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vrooom said:
It just show how dull boring audi is, you needed 650hp to have fun. but that 4k upgrade is mad value of money!!!
Why would you want your Executive Super Saloon to be anything other than dull and boring? I know a chap who would buy this kind of car, at the moment he has a CL63, does he drive it for the performance/thrill factor? No, he has a Ferrari for that, he drives the CL because its comfortable, fully loaded and can eat up the miles in a non dramatic fashion. When travelling along a motorway, he then has the power to rival super cars should he wish too...

j90gta

407 posts

58 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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"The current car is powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 as also found in the Bentley Continental GT."

So presume they can fit this package to the Bentley as well?

Adenauer

16,793 posts

160 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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vrooom said:
It just show how dull boring audi is, you needed 650hp to have fun. but that 4k upgrade is mad value of money!!!
So you think the standard S8 is boring?

Ollieb7

268 posts

122 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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Would a 700hp Audi RS6 not be better value at half the price...?

Tankman2

21 posts

68 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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Nors said:
vrooom said:
It just show how dull boring audi is,
It's started, how original!! rolleyes

vrooom said:
you needed 650hp to have fun.
Makes no sense!
Nor does this . . .

vrooom said:
but that 4k upgrade is mad value of money!!!
vrooom didnt said:
I not see Ronin. what is???

Tankman2

21 posts

68 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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Nors said:
vrooom said:
It just show how dull boring audi is,
It's started, how original!! rolleyes

vrooom said:
you needed 650hp to have fun.
Makes no sense!
Nor does this . . .

vrooom said:
but that 4k upgrade is mad value of money!!!
vrooom didnt said:
I not see Ronin. what is???

keith2.2

524 posts

119 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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Nor does this..

Average result of 92 votes: 2.7/10?!

Behave you lot.

y2blade

56,027 posts

139 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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cloud9 SOOOO MUCH WANT! smokin

LuS1fer

33,373 posts

169 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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That front looks like a gas fire.

There is "Q car" and there is "totally lacking any inspiration" - this styling is the latter.

Scottie - NW

716 posts

157 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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What does your 4k get you, apart from the extra power and torque.

Is it just a remap?

Or are there other uprated parts, I'd want to know if I was spending 4k for it.

Phil Dicky

4,975 posts

187 months

Wednesday 18th September 2013
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Ollieb7 said:
Would a 700hp Audi RS6 not be better value at half the price...?
A new one isn't though