Audi S8 Plus Sounds Like A Jet During Tunnel Acceleration

If you’re a fan of big engines sounding off when they’re gunning through a tunnel, you’ll enjoy listening to this Audi S8 Plus.

Fair warning though, the camera doesn’t truly capture what that exhaust is capable of due to its positioning, but if you crank up the volume on your speakers, you can definitely tell how deafening it would be to stand behind this car in a tunnel while it’s accelerating.

What makes the S8 Plus tick is a 4.0-liter TFSI unit rated at 605 PS and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, which help it get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds.

It’s got more power than the regular S8 thanks to a new engine control unit, upgraded exhaust valves and optimized turbo geometry. It’s what makes that acceleration possible and it’s what helps this over 2 tonne (4,552 lbs) luxury saloon hit a top speed of 305 km/h (189 mph).

If you want a “closer look” at just how loud the S8 Plus can be, check out this drag race between the Audi and a Panamera Turbo – where there are cameras positioned nearer to the exhaust.

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