Audi showcasing the R8, RS7 performance and S8 plus at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Audi showcasing the R8, RS7 performance and S8 plus at the Los Angeles Auto Show image

The second largest luxury automaker in the world, the Ingolstadt-based Audi, has decided to use it Los Angeles Auto Show booth to showcase the three models later on this month.

First and foremost, the R8 supercar – now in its second generation – will debut on American soil, with the 2017 model year tipped to reach showrooms in spring of 2016 using its 5.2-liter V10 engine that churns out 540 bhp (402 kW) and 610 bhp (454 kW). The maker has also decided to introduce the all new RS 7 performance which most likely will take the European-spec for granted and deliver the same twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that has been updated to deliver now 605 PS (445 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque – 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) with overboost. The powerplant has been mated to a modified eight-speed tiptronic transmission that handles all the power in order to have the Sportback jump to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds. The RS 7 performance’ distinguishing features also include a revised front fascia with sporty bumper and gloss black honeycomb grille inserts. Also on point are the bespoke 21-inch alloy wheels and the updated diffuser.

Moving on, the Audi S8 plus uses the same mill – twin-turbo 4.0-liter TFSI V8 engine coming with 605 PS (445 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque – 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) with overboost. The hulking limousine will jump to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and top out at an electronically capped 305 km/h (189.5 mph). The sedan also has a reworked air suspension, retuned steering system and carbon ceramic brakes with anthracite-gray calipers sporting the four-rings logo.

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