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  •   Paul Harris reacted to this post about 3 years ago
    MTM Talladega R 802hp super saloon

    Words Davy Lewis Photography #MTM LUNATIC LIMO This #MTM-tuned S8 is packing 802hp and will hit 186mph, from rest, in under 29 seconds…

    MTM S8 TALLADEGA R 802hp, 200mph monster

    The latest S8 is a true beast of a car. The ultimate ‘Plus’ edition features a breathed-on, 597bhp 4.0 biturbo V8, and it has the muscular looks and high level of equipment to put it right at the top of the desirability list. It really is a super-saloon in every sense of the word. However, if you were to require a little ‘extra’ from your £100k executive car, then renowned Audi tuners, MTM, may have the answer. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the latest addition to MTM’s line up is the S8 Talladega R. Look past the outrageous wrap, designed to get maximum attention, and you’ll find a seriously well-put together machine.

    The engine has been tuned to create 802hp and 945Nm. That, in case you were in any doubt, is rather serious “wallop”, as my mate, Darren, is fond of saying. Not that a brutal launch from standstill is the main point of a car like the S8, but it’s still nice to know that it will achieve the sprint from zero to 62mph in a whisker over 3secs. For such a large beast, that is rather impressive, to say the least.

    With records always firmly in the minds of MTM’s engineers, the Talladega R was developed to achieve big numbers. The top speed is quoted as 217mph (350km/h), which is best described as ballistic. But it’s the ease with which it can get to big speeds that really takes your breath away – 0-124mph in just 9.9secs is serious stuff. Keep your toe in and 186mph takes less than 30secs.

    Our European contributor, Ian Kuah, tested an earlier version of the MTM S8 (the 760hp Talladega) last year and was mightily impressed with the performance. He said, “The full throttle thrust is of the pin-you-back-in-your-seat variety, and this is literally the first time I have ever experienced such a big, heavy car throwing itself at the horizon this hard.

    Despite the self-levelling abilities of the air suspension, you see and feel the nose visibly rising in the first two gears as the S8 Talladega launches hard thanks to quattro all-wheel-drive traction, despite the onslaught of the massive torque curve that helps this car defy the laws of physics.

    “As the eight-speed automatic seamlessly swaps ratios, giving the impression of one long, solid blast of acceleration, this car seems determined to head butt the horizon. This is a serious g-force experience that seems all the more bizarre in a luxury limousine that literally cocoons you in all the comforts of home.”

    Be in no doubt, the S8 is a behemoth of a car. Yet, it manages to shrink in size when you get behind the wheel. Perhaps the finest compliment has been paid by none other than mister Group B himself, Walter Röhrl, who said, “The handling is superb – throttle response is fantastic! Power delivery is both outstanding and developed evenly.” Now that’s a glowing report from one of the best wheelmen in the business.

    With a fully equipped S8 priced at just under £100k, the Talladega R would set you back something in the region of £150k. That’s a lot of money in anyone’s book and puts it in new R8 territory. But if you need the space and fancy something different to the RS6 or RS7, then this S8 super-saloon could be the one.

    Performance
    0-62mph..................................................................... 3.1sec
    0-124mph:.................................................................. 9.9sec
    0-186mph:................................................................... 29sec
    Top speed:................................................................217mph


    Top: Camo wrap comes off easily, thankfully Below left: 4.0 V8 TT means business!

    SPECIFICATION #MTM-S8-Talladega-R / #Audi-S8-D4 / #Audi-Typ-4H / #Audi-A8-Typ-4H / #Audi-S8-Typ-4H / #Audi-S8-D4 / #Audi-A8-D4 / #MTM-S8 / #Audi-S8-MTM-D4 / #V8 / #MTM-S8-Talladega / #Audi-S8-MTM-Talladega / #2016 / #Audi-A8 / #Audi-S8 / #Audi /

    Engine 4.0-litre #TFSI #V8 #bi-turbo #MTM-M-Cantronic-ECU , #MTM-turbos and downpipes, stainless steel exhaust from turbo back with throttle valves, twin oval RS tailpipes, carbon engine cover
    Power 802hp and 945Nm
    Transmission #V-Cantronic gearbox software upgrade for faster shifts, 8-speed #Tiptronic box / #ZF8HP /
    Brakes Carbon ceramic brakes all round (420mm front discs)
    Suspension MTM #F-Canronic II for air suspension, allowing 40mm drop in ride height
    Wheels & Tyres 10.5x22in #MTM-Bimoto forged alloys with 265/30x22in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres
    Interior MTM Sport package in honeycomb pattern, including RS sports front seats, rear seats and door panels
    Exterior MTM aero kit comprising front spoiler with carbon air inlets, side skirts and rear diffuser with carbon tailpipes, MTM front grille with RS honeycomb pattern, MTM carbon style package including front spoiler lip, carbon rear spoiler and mirrors
    Tuning contacts MTM www.mtm.com QS Tuning (UK) www.qstuning.com
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