Audi R8, RS 7 Performance And S8 Plus To Make US Debut At LA Auto Show

Posted: Nov 12 2015, 12:10pm CST | by , Updated: Nov 13 2015, 12:02am CST, in News | Cars & Vehicles


Audi R8, RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus to Make US Debut at LA Auto Show
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  • 2016 Audi RS 7 Performance & S8 Plus to debut at LA Auto Show!

Audi will display several new cars next week from its latest Sports performance division.

The 2015 LA Auto Show is about to take place next week. Audi is ramping up its game in time for the car show to take place. Audi will display many new models for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The cars will be from Audi’s new Sport performance division. Some of the cars to be displayed from the division are the S4, RS 7 Performance, S8 Plus and R8. Most notably the 2016 Audi RS 7 Performance & S8 Plus will make their debut.

The RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus will also arrive in showroom before the others. The RS7 & S8 are already available in Europe. Both vehicles have the up-rated version of the universal twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine. 

The 4.0-liter engine in both cars gives them 605 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. The power can take the RS 7 Performance from 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds. Similarly the S8 Plus can reach 0 to 62 mph in just 3.8 seconds.

The top speed in both cars has been electronically limited to 155 mph. Customers can have the top speed increased to 189.5 mph on demand. 

The S4 and R8 model are slated for arrival in the US by 2017. The S8 will come with a new turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine. The engine can generate 354 hp and 369 lb-ft which takes it 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds.

The R8 is equipped with a V-10 engine which delivers 540 hp and 398 lb-ft. the supercar can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds. The car also has a top speed of 205 mph. 

“The Audi Sport and performance models have always been an essential part of our brand’s character,” said Filip Brabec, Director of Product Management for Audi of America. “The Audi R8, RS 7 performance and S8 plus represent the maximum of Audi performance, premium design and technology for our customers.”

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