Audi S8 to pave the way for S7 and S1, Audi design director says
In a surprisingly bold move, Audi’s design director, Stefan Sielaff, revealed, after the formal presentation of the 2011 Audi A8, that the high performance S8 version, which will arrive at the end of 2010 probably, will pave the way in terms of design for other performance models, name-checking the S7 and S1.
This is the first time an Audi representative even admitted to the existence of the upcoming A7, and has even confirmed that the future A1 city car will also see a performance version. He also revealed that the S8 will most likely be powered by a turbocharged V8 engine, rather the a borrowed V10 from Lamborghini, as is the current generation’s S8.
Future S models will also differentiate in more ways from the standard models on which they will be based, with Sielaff confirming that more aluminum and carbon fiber inserts will be used on the inside.
So there you have it Audi fans, expect many surprises from future S models, coming for every vehicle set to be launched in the near future.
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