9 March 2004

Audi confirmed in Geneva that it is planning to crown its A8 line-up with a second-generation S8 model. Ingolstadt’s new upper luxury express will be launched around this time next year, powered by either a twin-turbocharged 4.2-litre V8 from the RS6 or a new naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V10.

Despite the secrecy surrounding the new car’s engine, Audi confirmed that the upcoming S8 will boast more power than today’s range topping A8, the 450bhp 6.0-litre W12 (pictured).

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