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With an all-new Audi A8 arriving in the coming months, a higher performance S8 can't be far behind. This particular image originated from a reader on the World Car Fans forum, but it certainly looks plausible. The wheels are straight off the R8 V10 and the front fascia is an evolution of the look we've seen on S and RS models from Audi for the past several years.

Power will no doubt be plentiful, although we don't yet know which engine will power the new model. The previous generation used a 450-horsepower 5.2-liter V10, but the new A8 has already been spec'ed out with a 500 hp 6.3-liter W12.

The S8 will surely have at least that much power, although Audi has been on an engine downsizing kick lately. The latest S4 and S5 cabrio went from a V8 to a supercharged V6. It wouldn't be surprising to see the engineers at quattro GmbH cook up a new boosted V8 with over 500 hp for this and other future high performance Audis.

We expect to see the real S8 arrive by the time of the Paris Motor Show in September, but this reader rendering will have to do for now.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who thinks there is WAY too much goin on there?
        • 4 Years Ago
        way too much

        that's what gives away this is not the real deal

        If Audi was to stoop this low to make that front end look lik ethat then I will write them off as if they don't exist
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nope, I think it's way too busy as well. Makes it look like a Civic with a horrible body kit.
        • 4 Years Ago
        indeed, that is exactly what I thought when I saw it. too much grill
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. Reminds me of an WRX or Evo, and not in a good way.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't think its the grill, its the inlets below the headlights
      • 4 Years Ago
      WOW, there are way too many horizontal and vertical lines on that front end.
      • 4 Years Ago
      could have had the air on..lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not fooling anyone with that shopage. More of an RS than the S style.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Front looks a bit too aggressive relative to the rest of the car, think it will look a little more classy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      yes... if there's one thing a massive sedan needs it's a porsche rs treated lower grill. er.. nope.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Man, these photochops are getting better and better every day.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought they were 'shops' you know, for photoShop
      • 4 Years Ago
      This makes Accord Crosstour look like a masterpiece of design elegance.
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